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Sun Awareness Week – be UV aware

Sun Awareness Week – be UV aware

During Sun Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people to be ultraviolet (UV) radiation aware and take appropriate care in the sun according to the UV level.... Read More

Stay sun safe on snow and sand

Stay sun safe on snow and sand

Sunscreen is one holiday essential that often gets left behind when people pack for a winter holiday, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people not to forget about the sunscreen during their winter... Read More

Kids learn to stay sun safe this summer

Kids learn to stay sun safe this summer

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland have developed a short video ‘Percy Piglet and the Summer Picnic’ to educate young children on how to take care in the sun.   Using puppets, the video is a... Read More

Have a natural glow on your wedding day

Have a natural glow on your wedding day

As the wedding season gets into full swing, spring brides are lighting up the steps of churches, town halls and stately homes across Northern Ireland. But before the big day, there are months of planning and decision-making – including whether... Read More

Increase in early detection of skin cancer in men

Increase in early detection of skin cancer in men

New statistics from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry show that there has been an increase in the number of men diagnosed with the most serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma. However, the good news is that more cases were detected early,... Read More

MLAs focus on skin cancer

MLAs focus on skin cancer

A world expert on skin cancer prevention has stressed to MLAs at Stormont the importance of investing money in prevention. Professor Terry Slevin, the Education and Research Director at Cancer Council Western Australia, said that investment in prevention can also... Read More

Michele Slane’s personal story

Michele Slane’s personal story

Sunbeds are a popular way to top up a summer tan but with evidence of the health risks associated with sunbed use, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are encouraging people to think twice before using... Read More