UV Rays - what are they and how can we protect ourselves from them? 1

UV Rays – what are they and how can we protect ourselves from them?

On average 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, with UV exposure being the biggest cause of the disease. According to Cancer Research UK, just one case of severe sunburn every two years heavily increases your chances of getting melanoma skin cancer. 

The UV stands for Ultra Violet – basically, a ray that is invisible to the human eye. This is why sunburn does not show up straight away, as well as wrinkles which can develop over time.

SkinVision

SkinVision Achieves Three ISO Certifications

SkinVision, the leading app for early detection of skin cancer, recently achieved three important ISO certifications. The British Standards Institution (BSI Group), awarded SkinVision ISO 13485:2016 for its quality management system. Additionally BSI awarded the company ISO 27001:2013 for information security management, as well as the Dutch national standard NEN 7510, which includes additional requirements …

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The current situation in New Zealand

Melanoma: The current situation in New Zealand

New Zealand has, together with Australia, the highest melanoma incidence in the world. The combination of skin type and UV impact from the sun put the inhibitors of New Zealand at high risk. So let’s take a closer look at the current melanoma situation in NZ.

Why is skin cancer so common in Australia? 3

Why is skin cancer so common in Australia?

Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at risk of skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanomas in Australia each year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. In fact, it was estimated that 15,229 new cases of melanoma alone would be diagnosed in 2019 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).