The skin protects our body against injury and infection, regulates temperature and controls the loss of body fluids. Its two main layers are the dermis and epidermis. Skin can be affected by sun, ageing, injury and infection.
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Topic: Skin cancer
If untreated, melanomas can spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal.
Encourage your child to be SunSmart – whatever their age.
Regular skin checks can help detect skin cancers as soon as they develop.
People who work outdoors are in one of the highest risk groups for skin cancer.
A range of factors can increase a person's risk of developing skin cancer.
Winter activities such as snow skiing or snowboarding pose a high risk of sunburn.
Even mild sunburn can cause permanent skin damage and may increase your risk of skin cancer.