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UV / Sun Safety and Cancer Prevention

Even a few severe sunburns increase your chances of getting skin cancer.

Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, but rates of skin cancer are rising in British Columbia.


In the section menu to the right:

  • The Science - Find out the facts and BC statistics about Ultraviolet rays (UV) and cancer risk.
  • Reduce Your Risk - Information on what you can do to protect yourself from UV rays and reduce your risk for skin cancer.
  • UV / Sun Safety Resources - More information and tips on skin cancer and how to protect yourself.

BC Cancer Prevention is proud to be a member of BC's Sun Safety Coalition. Sun Safe BC is a provincial coalition with members involved in sun safety and skin cancer prevention work.  Coordinated and administered by us, the coalition works collaboratively to reduce the risk of exposure to UV and its damaging effects. For further information, please visit the "Collaborations" section on our resources webpage.

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