Ahead of the Parliamentary recess, Southend West MP Sir David Amess was delighted to attend a Parliamentary event on the issue of Skin Cancer.
86% of skin cancers are caused by overexposure to dangerous UV; this means than 86% of cases are largely preventable. ‘Skcin’ - one of many charities which seek to raise awareness of this cancer – seeks to improve educational intervention and sees schools as an integral party of reducing skin cancer prevalence in the coming years. Such a change would perfectly work alongside the Department for Education’s recent commitment to make health education compulsory in all state-funded schools from September next year.
Following the event, Sir David said “Today’s event has been truly eye-opening. It is staggering to learn that over three quarters of skin cancer cases are preventable. I would like to commend Skcin, and all charities in this sector, which are working so hard to ensure that fewer people are diagnosed with skin cancer.”