Online clinic on sun damaged skin and skin cancer 2015
From 4 - 8 May 2015 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with BAD, the BSF 'It Takes 7' campaign and Melanoma UK to present an Online clinic on sun damaged skin and skin cancer. The clinic is now only open for viewing.
Clinical experts answered questions on all aspects of damaged skin due to the sun and skin cancer and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.
Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. It works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members.
Sun Awareness Campaign
The BAD is dedicated to public education initiatives. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK with over 100,000 people being diagnosed every year. The BAD’s Sun Awareness Campaign, sponsored this year by La Roche-Posay, brings sun safety advice and early detection practices to thousands of people.
The BAD’s Sun Awareness Week, May 4th-10th, marks the launch of the charity’s initiative every year. Previous Sun Awareness Weeks have seen Olympic heroes, Louis Smith and Greg Rutherford, swap their Team GB kit for lifeguard shorts in aid of raising public awareness. This year, the BAD will be setting up an educational mole check at Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush on May 9th and 10th.
Following Sun Awareness Week, the BAD, supported by La Roche-Posay, will be taking the Be Sun Aware Roadshow along to some of the country’s top events. Visiting BBC Gardener’s World and the New Forest County Show, the Be Sun Aware roadshow will be delivering lifesaving advice to the thousands who visit.
For more information on the BAD’s Sun Awareness campaign, please visit: www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awareness-campaign
British Skin Foundation
British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. With more than 8 million people in the UK suffering with some form of skin disease; the BSF aims to fund the research that is vital for a better understanding of the numerous conditions that blight the lives of so many. Since its inception the British Skin Foundation has funded more than 250 research projects with a total value of over 8 Million pounds. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.
‘IT TAKES 7’ by the British Skin Foundation
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year, and the disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK - that's seven people every day. There is currently no cure for the disease, and treatments are limited once it's spread beyond its original site.
We want to change that.
It Takes 7 is a fundraising campaign set up to raise as much money as possible to fund research into skin cancer. 100% of every pound raised will go towards vital research, so every donation really will take us one step closer to finding a cure.
For more information visit the 'It Takes 7' website: www.ittakesseven.org.uk