The month will be launched by Mary Harney, Minister for Health alongside La Roche-Posay and our partners; the Irish Cancer Society, The Melanoma Trust, Eccles Clinic and Dr Patrick Ormond, a consultant Dermatologist, at the Mansion House in Dublin on 28th April.
La Roche-Posay supporting the Irish Cancer Society
We are committed to raising awareness of skin cancer in Ireland. We are therefore supporting the Irish Cancer Society by donating €1 for every Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid 50+ sold. You can visit your nearest La Roche-Posay pharmacy and ask for your free sample of Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid 50+.
Discover for yourself its amazing texture that absorbs into your skin instantaneously, whilst providing you with exceptionally high UVA and UVB protection. This product is also now available in a tinted version.
You can come down to Grafton Street on the 15th - 16th May and get your free UV wrist bracelet. This bracelet will help alert you to the presence of UVA and UVB rays. Its colour changes according to the sun’s intensity and it becomes increasingly purple as the intensity of the sun develops.
MySkinCheck.ie is a public health website dedicated to promoting the early detection of skin cancer. Here you can map your moles using the mole mapping tool and learn responsible, effective sun habits. It is not a substitute for essential skin examinations carried out by GPs or dermatologists. Anyone who discovers a suspicious lesion must consult their GP or dermatologist immediately.
Remember, anyone can develop a melanoma. The risk is increased if you fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Fair phototype (Fair skin and hair; light-coloured eyes) - Genetic factors (Numerous moles. Personal or family history of skin cancer) - Major and repeated sunburn (In particular before the age of 15) - Excessive artificial UVA tanning (i.e. sunbeds)
If you find a suspect lesion you should consult your GP or dermatologist immediately.
La Roche-Posay is committed to working with dermatologists to help raise awarenss of skin cancer