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Skin Cancer
Episode 526th August 2021 • The Practical Protection Podcast • Kathryn Knowles
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Hi everyone, we are back with an episode on skin cancer, something that we think is incredibly important to think about during these summer months. I’m sorry that the podcast is out a week later than usual, but with all of the mummy vs work juggling of the summer holidays, I needed to take a little extra time so I don’t burnout.

This episode is so important and came with quite a shock to me. Matt Rann had told me that he would like to do an episode on skin cancer and I agreed that it would be a good area to cover. For me, I think there is sometimes a misconception that skin cancer is a ‘lesser’ cancer and will not affect insurance applications as much as something like breast cancer. The shock came from Matt, when he started explaining to me that his brother had died from skin cancer. 

This is not an episode to be missed. We talk about making sure that you wear suntan lotion, even in the UK when it is cloudy, as skin cancer can do significant harm to the body even if it just looks like a small lump or blemish on the outside.

The key takeaways:

  • Skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK.
  • The amount of people diagnosed with skin cancer has increased, more than any other cancer, in the last decade.
  • A case study client with atypical mole syndrome that needed life insurance to cover his mortgage.

Roy McLoughlin is back with me next time and I am quite excited as we should be having a face to face meet up beforehand. If the weather behaves, it might be a barbecue at the Knowles house later this week (with suntan lotion to hand!).

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