Are you at risk of skin cancer?

The following groups of people are at an increased risk of skin cancer.
If you say YES to any of the questions below, you are at an increased risk.

 

  • Are you fair skinned and you do not tan but burn easily under the sun?
  • Do you work outdoors and have a lot of sun exposure?
  • Do your recreational activities involve a lot of sun exposure?
  • Do you have a history of repeated episodes of sunburn and blistering, especially in your childhood and adolescence?
  • Are you older than 50 years with fair skin?
  • Do you come from an Anglo-Celtic (Scottish, Irish or Welsh) background with red hair and blue eyes?
  • Did you grow up in a high sun exposed country e.g. Australia, New Zealand ?
  • Do you have a history of a skin cancer of any type?
  • Do you have a family history of skin cancer especially Melanoma?
  • Are you an organ transplant recipient?
  • Do you have history of exposure to radiation / UV therapy?
  • Do you have a history of exposure to heavy industrial chemicals including coal tar, asphalt, petroleum derivatives, arsenic and others?
  • Do you have many moles or unusual looking moles on your body?

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