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Welcome to the Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa (SCFSA)

The Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa (SCFSA) is an independent, self-funded organisation dedicated to preventing skin cancer and implementing a National Skin Cancer Screening Day, where South Africans can be screened for skin cancer free-of-charge. The initial priority of the recently founded SCFSA is to establish a comprehensive skin cancer prevention strategy for the people of South Africa. This programme will focus on skin cancer awareness, education, prevention and treatment.

Notice: 1st September 2015 – Free Skin Screening day – BOOK NOW!!! 

Book your FREE skin screening session with the below-participating dermatologist. Space is limited per dermatologist, so BOOK NOW! If you do not manage to get a free skin screening session, we encourage you to consult a physician or ideally your local dermatologist with your skincare concerns.

Kindly review the list of participating Skin Screening Day dermatologist here

Find out about the Xerderma Pigemtosa Society

Find out about the Albinism Society of South Africa

Prevent Skin Cancer. Here’s How

  • Use sunscreen every day.
  • Avoid sunbeds.
  • Plan around peak sun hours
  • Do a regular mole check
  • Ensure you don’t burn
  • Choose the right clothing.
  • Don a hat.
  • Get serious about sunglasses.
  • Protect your luscious lips.
  • Beware of reflective rays.

Are your children  – “Sun Smart”?

Do they wear sunscreen to school and while playing sport?
Do they re-apply every 2-3 hours, or after swimming?
Does the sunscreen ever come out of their school bag?

Be Skin Smart

While we enjoy subtropical weather with long summer days in the sun, the high rate of the melanoma skin cancer is enough to cause alarm and more reason to be weary of not adequately protecting your skin.

Solskins by Second Skins

Second Skins has launched a new UV Sun Protection range, Solskins, tested according to the UV-STANDARD 801 and approved by the Dermatological Society of South Africa and accredited by the Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa. This ensures UV protection under wet, stretched and washed conditions. UV Standard 801 is the only standard to verify the durability of UV protection in “real-life”, heavy use conditions.