Many people in the North West are not aware of what harms sun rays can impart to their skin. Hence, they fail to implement protective measures against sun exposure and even their children are exposed to relative measures of sun rays. Moreover, these people admit that they cannot identify the symptoms related to sun exposure.
This unawareness has raised concerns, as majority of people not being able to recognize their own skin types, which might need medical attention as a result of sun exposure.
Nuffield Health conducted a survey, in which 2086 people participated. A majority of them estimated 51% asserted that their risk of developing skin cancer is either low or doesn’t even exist.
Another 56% believed that only young adults aged between 16 and 24 or maximum teenagers were at the risk of being diagnosed with the disease.
Skin cancer has been claimed to be the second most common form of cancer that affects young adults. Experts affirmed that due to lack of knowledge regarding the disease, as many as 2,700 people were reported to have died due to skin cancer last year in UK.
Study detailed only 42% of people were able to identify the symptoms of the disease. Further, men were more unaware of the sysmptoms of the disease.
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