Health Days 2024

Skin Cancer Awareness Month


The world dedicates the month of May every year for the awareness of skin cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer.
  • Increase awareness of early screening for skin cancer.
  • ​Disseminate information and facts about skin cancer.
  • Educate people on ways to prevent skin cancer.
  • Skin cancers are mainly caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or artificial sources such as sun beds.
  • More than 1.5 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed globally in 2020 and more than 120,000 deaths from skin cancer were reported.
  • Excessive exposure of children and adolescents to sunlight helps spread skin cancer in later stages of their lives.
Official Date:
Globally: May 1st-31st, 2024 
Locally: Shawwal 22nd – Dhul-Qa’eda 23rd, 1445H



Last Update : 26 February 2024 11:50 AM
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