- Sun protection
- About skin cancer
- Causes of skin cancer
- Check for signs of skin cancer
- Preventing skin cancer
- Vitamin D
- UV alert
- Nanoparticles and sunscreen
- SunSmart position statements
- Shop for sun protection products
- SunSmart schools and early childhood programs
- Sun protection in the workplace
- Campaigns and events
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Smoking and tobacco
- Reduce your risk
- Early detection
Campaigns and events
Cancer Councils have implemented many highly successful skin cancer prevention programs since introducing Australians to the ‘Slip!, Slop!, Slap!’ campaign 25 years ago.
We have seen positive changes in sun-related behaviour and attitudes over that time. Australia’s improved skin cancer survival rates are generally higher than in other countries because we are now more aware of the signs of skin cancer and are detecting skin cancers earlier.
Recent skin cancer awareness campaigns include:
Skin Cancer Action Week is held annually at the start of Summer and aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in Australia.
This page was last updated on: Monday, November 26, 2012