Delighting in sunny day is one of life’s simple pleasures, and in Saskatchewan, we have an abundance of sunshine to enjoy. But like most things in life, too much of a good thing can be harmful. UVR from the sun can cause skin damage and skin cancer.
In Saskatchewan, there are over 3,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year.
In 2014 (the most recent year we have data for), 2,987 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and 185 cases of melanoma were diagnosed in Saskatchewan. In the same year, 30 people died from melanoma.