Tuesday, September 2, 2014
According to figures, the number of patients now being admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in the UK has risen by almost a third in five years.
Massively, an increase of 36,123 patients in five years is causing alarm with health officials. In 2007, 87,685 people were admitted to hospital for treatment, whilst 123,808 patients were admitted in 2011.
So, what could have caused such a dangerous increase within the UK?
According to experts, cheaper foreign holidays are to blame, as the ‘fashion of having tanned skin’ has all but taken over. A considerable number of patients needed treatment on their neck/head.
The figures show that, as well as skin cancer being on the rise, admissions for other types of skin cancer – malignant melanoma – are also on the rise. The total cost of the treatment loses the NHS more than £95m a year.
What can be done to avoid skin cancer?
Although skin cancer is serious, most forms of the disease can be avoided through not exposing your skin to excess levels of sunlight, as this is the main cause for a number of cancers.
Whilst the public’s awareness of the danger UV light poses has seen an improvement, a number of people are still taking risks and getting burnt all in the name of having tanned skin. Experts suggests that a number of the skin cancer cases could have easily been avoided through patients taking better care of the their skin in the sun’s harmful rays, using a number of skin care products that are widely available on today’s market.
Did you know...?
Whilst sunburn is a common complaint amongst sunbathers, having it can actually double your chances of developing melanoma, a form of cancer.
With the ever increasing amounts of holiday’s makers taking risks with their skin, we advise you not to do the same.
Here’s a highly recommended product(s) to take on your holidays, saving you from the harmful UV rays.