Skin Cancer in Portugal

Skin cancer is a significant health concern worldwide, and Portugal is no exception. As a country with a warm climate and a culture that encourages outdoor activities, the incidence of skin cancer in Portugal has been steadily increasing over the years. One of the primary causes of skin cancer in Portugal is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The country’s geographical location on the Iberian Peninsula means it receives high levels of sunlight throughout the year. Additionally, many Portuguese people have fair skin, which is more susceptible to UV damage. Cultural factors such as spending long hours at beaches or engaging in outdoor sports contribute to increased sun exposure.

In response to this growing health concern, we have partnered with Associação Melanoma Portugal to develop comprehensive educational materials about skin cancer. Through this collaboration, we aim to raise awareness about the risk factors for skin cancer and promote preventive measures among the Portuguese population.

By raising awareness and promoting sun safety practices across all age groups, we believe that together, we can make a positive impact on reducing the incidence of skin cancer in Portugal.

Skin cancer cases have been gradually rising in Portugal as well as in various other European countries that have “greater solar exposure,” particularly among children and young adults.