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Skin Cancer Action Week 2015

National Skin Cancer Action Week

November 15-21 2015

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week.

With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the week is a time when we remind Australians of the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection.

Over 2000 people in Australia died from skin cancer in 2012 alone. When UV levels are three or above, we will be reminding all Australians to slip on some sun protective clothing, slop on some SPF30+ (or higher) sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on some sunglasses.

A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking to pick up on any changes, are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.

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