cancer670MORE than 250 people were screened by the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) at skin cancer awareness day.

The annual initiative, now in its third year, allowed locals to be checked by the GHA’s dermatology team earlier this month.

The screening day marked the launch of the annual Sun Awareness campaign, aimed at raising public awareness on the dangers of overexposure.

A GHA spokesman said: “In Gibraltar we already have a substantial number of skin cancers that are managed by the dermatology department and the surgeons in the hospital and it is imperative that we do all we can to reduce future cases.

“The importance of protecting ourselves from sun exposure cannot be over emphasised.”

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