'Another basal cell carcinoma':
Hugh Jackman has sixth skin cancer removed. 

Featured on MSN - 14th February 2017

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has had his sixth skin cancer removed.

The X-Men star posted a photograph on Instagram, showing him with a plaster across his nose.

He told his 9.7 million followers: “Another basal cell carcinoma.

“Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well". “Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear!”

Hugh, 48, warned people to protect themselves from the sun, adding the hashtag “#wearsunscreen”.

The father-of-two had his first skin cancer removed in 2013 after his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness suggested he should get a mole on his nose checked.

He wrote on social media at the time: “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked". Boy, was she right!

“I had a Basal Cell Carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”  

Kath’s Call For Ban On Low Protection Sun Tan Lotion

Featured on Melanoma UK Website - Tuesday January 31st, 2017

For a number of years, we have taken patients along to the NICE meetings when melanoma treatments are being appraised. It makes perfect sense to have a patient speaking to the committee. As an organisation, Melanoma UK and its representatives know the enormity of advanced melanoma, but our information will never be as powerful as that of the testimony of a patient.

In the summer of 2015, Gill Nuttall went to a NICE appraisal of Pembrolizumab and that day met a patient that until that point, she had only had email and social media contact with. Kath Osmond had agreed to take part in the appraisal. Herself a melanoma patient, she had already been treated with Ipiliumamb, Dabrafenib and Tramatenib and was in a good position to tell the NICE committee of her experiences.

It was a pleasure to meet Kath that day and watch her give her evidence, very clear, concise and yet very poignant. By the end of that meeting, the committee were in no doubt what new melanoma treatments were going to mean to Kath and others like her.

Since that time, Kath’s progress has been well documented. Sadly, the disease progressed and Kath’s options became extremely limited. She embarked on the very difficult journey of TILS during a time when a number of other patients were also going along the same path. Sadly, some of the patients who had started the TILS process did not make it, but despite some very tough times, Kath is still with us and doing what she can to promote awareness of melanoma and spread the word as to the importance of skin checks, care etc.

We are proud that we know Kath and that she is part of the Melanoma UK team.

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Heatwave Engulfs British Isles. Are we safe? 

PUBLISHED: 18 July 2016

As a record heatwave is set to engulf the British Isles, many of us will be reaching for the factor 50.

But it turns out millions could be putting their lives at risk by not applying sunscreen properly, experts have warned.

An online poll from the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) revealed eight out of 10 Brits don't apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. What's more, 70% of us aren't reapplying the protection every two hours.

Skin experts say we should be more careful to check we're protected before sunning ourselves.

“Applying liberally half an hour before going out into the sun, and then again shortly after going outside, is vital to ensure that you are fully covered and that the sunscreen has had time to be absorbed into the skin," said BAD's Johnathon Major.

"It should then be reapplied at least every two hours, as the protective filters can break down over time.

"It should also be reapplied after any activity where it might be accidentally removed, such as swimming. Water-resistant sunscreens are not friction-resistant, and therefore they can be accidentally removed if you towel dry after swimming or sweating."

Other potentially bad habits also came to light as 35 per cent of people surveyed would only seek shade if they were hot, rather than to avoid burning.

Although getting a tan looks great, prolonged exposure can increase the risk of developing melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and rates have been climbing since the 1960s.

Every year over 250,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer – the most common type – are diagnosed, in addition to over 13,000 new cases of melanoma, resulting in around 2,148 deaths annually.

"While we have succeeded in making people aware of the link between sunburn and skin cancer, we have more work to do in teaching people how to use sunscreen properly," said Mr. Major.

No safe way to suntan, new NICE guidance warns 

By BBC News featuring NICE warning about Sun Care
PUBLISHED: 9 February 2016

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned. The health watchdog's latest guidance also says an existing tan provides little protection against sun exposure. It recommends using at least factor 15 sun cream, with adults urged to use 6-8 teaspoons (35ml) per application. Benefits from building up vitamin D from the sun have to be balanced with the risks of skin cancer, it adds. It comes as Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has spoken out about his own experience with skin cancer. The Australian actor has had several sun-related cancerous growths removed from his face in recent years.

Balancing Risks

Many adults in Britain have low levels of vitamin D and the NICE guidance states that some exposure to sunlight can help to build this up. NICE also says it is not possible to get enough vitamin D by sitting next to a closed sunny window, or from sunlight between October and March in the UK. However, experts stopped short of recommending a specific amount of time people should stay out.

In wide-ranging guidance they recommended:

  • People expose their arms and legs to the sun for short periods in order to build up vitamin D
  • Babies and children, those with fair skin or hair, people with lots of moles or freckles and those with a family history of skin cancer should take extra care in the sun
  • Higher factor sun creams - such as factor 30 - may offer better protection but do "not necessarily mean people can spend more time in the sun without the risk of burning"
  • Applying sunscreen too thinly reduces the amount of protection it gives
  • Sunscreens should be re-applied after being in the water, after towel drying, sweating or when it may have rubbed off
  • Cream should also be applied twice - once half an hour before going out and again before going in the sun - if people are going out long enough to risk burning
  • Babies under six months of age should be kept out of direct strong sunlight and children need sun protection between March and October

Professor Gillian Leng, director of health and social care at NICE, said: "How much time we should spend in the sun depends on a number of factors including geographical location, time of day and year, weather conditions and natural skin colour. "People with lighter skin, people who work outside and those of us who enjoy holidays in sunny countries all have a higher risk of experiencing skin damage and developing skin cancer. "On the other hand, people who cover up for cultural reasons, are housebound or otherwise confined indoors for long periods of time are all at higher risk of low vitamin D levels."

Hugh Jackman has FIFTH skin cancer in two years removed from his nose... and urges fans to use sunscreen and get check-ups 

PUBLISHED: 17:21, 8 February 2016 | UPDATED: 19:54, 8 February 2016

He's been open in the past about his skin cancer procedures and on Monday Hugh Jackman revealed he's had yet another growth removed from his nose. The Australian actor, 47, shared a selfie on Instagram showing a large Band Aid stuck right across the bridge of his nose. 'An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless,' he wrote alongside the photo. 'PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups. READ MORE...

Kids Lipscreen with shelf ready unit

Uvistat Lipscreen at Superdrug
UVISTAT Kids Lipscreen 

Uvistat are very pleased to announce that from February 2016, Uvistat Kids SPF50 Lipscreen will be available at Superdrug

Colin Darroch Managing Director said, “I'm really pleased to see our continued growth with the brand especially with a top retailer such as Superdrug”

Uvistat Kids Lipscreen is a great, fun was for youngsters to keep their lips protected and moisturised. High UVA/UVB Protection, SPF50 and is orange flavoured and orange coloured. Presented in a handy and colourful branded display unit.Kids Lipscreen with shelf ready unit


Boston Healthcare are proud to announce that Jonny Bairstow, Yorkshire County Cricket and England International Wicket Keeper, is to be the brand Ambassador for the Uvistat Sun Care range, featuring on the brands advertising and digital marketing campaigns and appearing in person at selected events during 2015.

Colin Darroch Managing Director said, “Jonny is the perfect fit for Uvistat with his fair complexion and the time he spends in the sun playing cricket. We look forward to working with Jonny during the 2015 season. ”

Bairstow added, “I am delighted to be working with Boston Healthcare across their Uvistat sun care range. As a professional Cricketer, we have to be conscious of the risks associated with being in the sun for prolonged periods of time and sun protection plays a big part in match preparation. With Uvistat’s reputation and five-star rating I know I am in safe hands.” Jonny Bairstow and Colin Darroch

Jonny Bairstow pictured above with Colin Darroch and the Uvistat Sun Care Range


Cricket fans were bowled over at this years Ashes third test where Melanoma UK and Uvistat gave away free sun creams. If you followed the Ashes this year may have noticed that Uvistat along with Melanoma UK have not only had the opportunity to display the Uvistat and Melanoma UK brands around the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, but have also raised awareness of sun protection throughout the 5 day event. Uvistat Sun Creams and Sun Safety leaflets have been supplied to the players and supporters in an effort to highlight the importance of staying safe in the sun. Above are images of Gill Nuttall and the team at Melanoma UK, who gave out over 10,000 free sun cream tubes to spectators at the 2013 Ashes Test, Old Trafford.

Uvistat at The Ashes


See what the skin looks like under Ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet Cameras show the not-yet-visible changes in your skin. Most people are born with good skin, over the years our skin changes at different speeds and at different ages. This video is very intersteing as it shows the reaction from the featured individuals and also shows how a sunscreen blocks out UV. It really highlights the effect of using a good sunscreen.


Boston Healthcare are proud to announce that the Uvistat Sun Care range will be supported during the 2015 spring and summer season with a major media campaign including 9 Sky Television channels, Newspaper and Magazine support including Essentials and Top Santé, major Digital campaign and ongoing support with Melanoma UK and The AA. Also supporting the Uvistat brand during 2015 will be Jonny Bairstow, Yorkshire County Cricket and England International Wicket Keeper.

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