June/August: Sun Awareness
To gain insights into our member’s knowledge of sun safety and the dangers of too much sun exposure during summer months , we hosted a survey about sun awareness. We received detailed responses about people who spent a significant amount of time in the sun, and those who were already suffering with skin cancer.
Here are the top highlights from the survey:
- Of those with skin cancer, surgery and tissue removal were the most popular treatments, with 84% of participants stating that they had tried this form of treatment, with 47% seeing their GP, 47% seeing a medical specialist and 22% speaking to talkhealth about treatment
- Those who didn’t have skin cancer (97%) 72% stated they thought ‘sun exposure’ was the main symptom of skin cancer
- 96% of participants stated that they would go to see their GP if they feared they may have skin cancer
If you would like more support with your condition, here are some helpful links:
If you're interested in a detailed analysis of the results for these surveys please contact us.