A WEBSITE dedicated to weird and wacky commemorative days around the globe (www.timeanddate.com) has set today aside as Sunscreen Day.
While it may a light-hearted day, the topic is not.
Cansa indicates that about 20 000 South Africans are diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancers, and a approximately 1 500 are diagnosed with melanoma. Everyone, regardless of racial or ethnic group, is at risk of getting skin cancer.
South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia.
If you’re out in the sun, or even if you’re in the shade, lather on that sunscreen today and every day. It’s better to be safe than sorry!