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National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022


Department of Health (RoI)

Subject Keywords: Skin Cancer
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland.  Over 11,000 are diagnosed each year, this number is projected to over double by 2045.  Yet most skin cancers could be prevented.

This first national Skin Cancer Prevention Plan is a landmark commitment, arising from our National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026, and aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland.

Cancer prevention is a cornerstone of the National Cancer Strategy as it offers the most cost effective, long term approach for cancer control. Addressing this rising incidence of skin cancer, the strategy prioritises the need to develop and implement a national skin cancer prevention plan.

Read the Skin Cancer Prevention Plan here.

Download an A4 printable infographic here



Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Department of Health (RoI). (2019) National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 13th November 2019].


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