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Skin Cancer Prevention Plan

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne launched the first skin cancer prevention plan for Ireland.

 The plan is aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and the number of cases is projected to over double by 2045.

 Key findings from the “Skin Cancer Prevention Survey” undertaken by the NCCP can be found here.

The plan focuses on the fact that most skin cancers could be prevented. It addresses awareness of skin cancer prevention and has identified the priority groups as children, outdoor workers, those who participate in outdoor leisure activities and sunbed users.