Devon branch talk on dangers of sun damage

25 Jun 2015

Devon branch members were treated to a free consultation and an informative presentation on skin cancer and sun damage at the last Devon branch meeting.

Consultant dermatologist Christopher Bower and advanced nurse practitioner Claire Parkinson from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s dermatology department gave the talk on 2 June, as well as checking some of those present for signs of skin damage.

Branch member Martin Tuckett said: “The issue of sun damage is vitally important for everyone. It can be likened to a tsunami about to hit us, as all the people in their 50s and 60s who have never used sun cream begin to see the consequences. The damage has been done, and we are about to see it coming through the health service.”

A key message members took away was that there are different types and standards of suncream and it is a good idea to know what to look for.

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