Skcin is the leading skin cancer and melanoma UK charity dedicated to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. With almost 90% of all skin cancers preventable and the early detection of melanoma vital for survival, Skcin have dedicated their work since 2006 to creating nationally accessible accreditation programmes and associated resources that raise awareness across key 'at risk' and 'influential' target sectors including; primary schools and pre-schools, employers of outdoor workers, the hair and beauty industry and allied healthcare professionals.
Our quality awareness resources are distributed across the UK via our suite of five national accreditation programmes and are frequently purchased by hospitals, healthcare centres, business owners, schools, pre-schools and individuals to raise awareness amongst family, friends, colleagues, clients, patients and customers - helping us in our mission to embed skin cancer prevention and early detection into the heart of communities nationwide.
Skin cancer is the most common and fastest rising cancer in the UK. Over 210,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed annually. According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 36 UK males and 1 in 47 UK females will be diagnosed with melanoma (the deadliest form of the disease) during their lifetime. Yet ignorance on how to prevent the disease and how to spot the early signs and symptoms remains widespread. Education is key to reversing these statistics - helping our nation to understand the risks associated with UV exposure and advising them how to take charge of their own skin health and surveillance.
To find out more about the charity Skcin, visit: https://skcin.org
To find out more about our national accreditation programmes visit:
Together we can make a difference and save lives.