Patients Seminar Cutaneous Lymphoma, Dublin, May 4

Patient Seminar on Cutaneous Lymphoma Thursday, May 4, 2023 17:30 – 19:30 Kilmainham Suite @ the Aisling Hotel 10-13 Pargate Street Dublin 8, D09 P38N This free Patients Seminar is offered to help patients, care partners and others affected by cutaneous lymphoma receive accurate information about cutaneous lymphoma and connect with other people who share […]

Know your skin type! The effects of sunlight are not the same for everyone

First published June 2017; updated June 2021 Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland and in fair/light skinned populations worldwide, for whom sunburn is a risk factor. Yet, in most cases, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer – the vast majority are associated with overexposure to ultraviolet […]

What is solar UV radiation and why you need to know about it…?

First published June 2017; updated June 2021 What is solar ultraviolet radiation? Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is one of the three major components of sunlight, which include visible light and infrared (heat). It is divided into three categories, classified according to wavelength: UVA, UVB and UVC. The ozone layer blocks all UVC and most (90% or […]

How long before going out in the sun should I apply sunscreen?

First published June 2017; updated May 2020 There are many different types of sunscreens available, including creams, gels and lotions, and when applied properly, they will provide good protection. When choosing a sunscreen ensure that it is broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30+, with high UVA protection, […]

The Sun, UV Radiation and how to Save Your Eyes!

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) is a component of sunlight. We know that overexposure to UV radiation can cause skin damage and skin cancer, but did you know that UV radiation can also harm your eyes increasing your risk for developing cataracts and other eye diseases. Risk factors; People of all ages, including children and teenagers, who […]

All you need to know about Sunscreens from Selene Daly

Dermatology Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speak with Pat Kenny on sunscreens, cold sores, hyaluronic acid and scars. Selene explains what kind of sunscreens to buy, how often to apply it and the limits the protection sunscreen offers.   Remember: No sunscreen can provide 100% sun protection We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & […]

Free Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in Cork, 19 May

Are you worried about skin cancer?  If you are 18 years of age or over, you can have a free skin cancer screening at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 am, 19 May next as part of the this year’s Euromalanoma awareness campaign. This screening clinic has been arranged by the local […]

Free sunscreen “for transplant recipients with GMS eligibility only”

Organ transplant patients with medical cards may now be prescribed sunscreen by consultants The cost of certain sunscreen products can now be reimbursed by the HSE when prescribed to someone who has had an organ transplant – as long as they have a medical card (i.e. have GMS eligibility). The HSE’s Medicines Management Programme (MMP) […]