A support service has launched a new series of award schemes to help prevent skin cancer. MelanomaMe was formed in Sunderland two years ago by Kerry Rafferty and Elaine Taylor after 39-year-old Kerry fought melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer, in 2015. Since then the pair and their team of fully-trained counsellors have educated thousands of people about how to both prevent the illness and detect it by holding workshops with leading regional employers such as HMRC, BT and Barclays. Now they are extending their work with awards for different types of organisations or professions. The Skin cancer Prevention in Families (SPF) five-star schemes are aimed at the likes of schools, universities, sports coaches, podiatrists and beauticians. While about 2,000 people nationwide die from melanoma each year, it is also one of the more avoidable forms of the illness, with about 90% of cases judged to be preventable. Warning signs can include abnormal new moles, moles with more than one … [Read more...] about Sunderland support group unveils new awards to help in skin cancer battle
Melanoma in 90 year old
Amanda Seymour took the brave step of sharing the story of her battle against melanoma so that others could learn about the illness. You can read about the mam-of-two's fight against skin cancer here. Below are more details about melanoma and how specialist advice and support is available here in Sunderland. What is melanoma? * Melanoma is a form of skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer in the UK; * Warning signs include an abnormal new mole, moles with more than one colour or an area of skin turning dark; * Around 13,500 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year; * It is one of the most common cancers in people aged 15 to 34 and is slightly more common in women than men; * More than 2,000 people die every year in the UK from melanoma; * Treatment is usually at first by localised surgery. More advanced cases involve chemotherapy; * There is no cure for malignant melanoma. Treatment in malignant melanoma cases is mainly used to slow the spread of the cancer and reduce … [Read more...] about What is melanoma and how can Sunderland support group MelanomaMe help you?
TRIBUTES have been paid to a nightclubbing war veteran following his death from cancer.D-Day hero Ernie Mayall, who passed away aged 92, became a regular fixture at his favourite club after going there every Saturday night for three years while in his 90s.Punters at Liquid, in Oldham, Gtr Manchester would regularly have their photo taken with the well-heeled veteran.The club allowed him free entry and was told he could jump the queue.On its Facebook page, the club said: “We would like to wish our sincere condolences for the sad loss of the beloved Ernie to his friends and family. He will be sadly missed by us all.“We have only fond memories of Ernie having a boogie and enjoying life.“From all the team at Liquid & Envy we thank you and rest in peace good sir.”They added: “I’m sure there is a flashing dancefloor up there with your name on it.”Mr Mayall, a father of seven, grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 57, died after melanoma, a … [Read more...] about Tributes to D-Day veteran who was a nightclub fixture into his 90s following his death from cancer
PRIVATE medical records of Charles and Diana have been found in a £10 filing cabinet — in a huge breach of royal security.The documents, tucked inside two folders, were carelessly stuffed in a drawer of the unit which was due to be sold second-hand to a tool firm.The records were kept by dermatologist Dr Peter Copeman, who saw the royal couple in the 1980s and 90s.They include a heartfelt note from the late Princess thanking the doctor.The files lay abandoned for years until Maggie Lidiolo cleared the cabinet for her partner, office furniture boss Steve Williams.Maggie said: “I’m flabbergasted. They could have been used for dark purposes in the wrong hands.“I assumed it was a wind-up or forgery at first but it quickly became clear that these were the real thing.”“It’s unbelievable to think this kind of security blunder could involve some of the most famous people on the planet.”And yesterday we delivered them back to Clarence House, … [Read more...] about Top-secret medical records belonging to Prince Charles and Diana found stuffed in £10 cabinet on an industrial estate
TWICE as many people die of skin cancer in Britain as in Australia – and a big reason why is our reluctance to slap on sun cream and a hat.More than 90 per cent of melanomas in Oz are curable as they are detected so early.But HALF of Brits who die of skin cancer could have lived if they visited a doc earlier, says Cancer Research.A new app aims to change all that. SkinVision provides a “risk rating” for skin cancer that claims to be 83 per cent accurate. It uses photos of a person’s moles taken on their smartphone.SkinVision’s Dick Uyttewaal says: “Skin cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK. We have a relatively small number of specialist dermatologists – 400 compared to over 3,000 in Germany, for instance.”Caroline Salmon says the app saved her life. The Cambridgeshire 49-year-old, who is mum to Beatrice, 18, and William, 16, says:"I’ve always had fair skin but loved nothing more than the great outdoors. I took what I … [Read more...] about New app scans moles and freckles to determine if they’re cancerous – and it’s already saving lives
SCORES of Brazilian women are using tiny stick-on bikinis made from black electrical insulating tape in an extraordinary craze to get perfect tan lines for the beach.The fashionable trend is gripping the South American nation as summer temperatures hit an average high of 40 degrees across the country.Instead of heading to the seaside in a bikini for their bronzed-look, the tan addicts are sunbathing in sticky-tape in specially secluded outdoor spas that offer intensive sun-worshipping sessions designed to get the best tanning results because the straps don't move.One of the most popular sun-soaking clinics is Erika Bronze, in Realango, a suburb in west Rio de Janeiro where women go to extraordinary lengths to make sure their bodies are marked with conspicuous tan lines.On a 40 square foot concrete slab roof at the top of a two-storey building, beautician and business woman Erika Romero Martins, 34, has a full-house of 30 clients a day who travel for up to three to four hours from … [Read more...] about Why do these women wear bikinis made from ELECTRICAL TAPE? The answer will leave you stunned