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Skin Cancer Action Week 2015
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.
You can find out more about skin cancer here.
Skin cancer stories
Find out more:
- How to check for skin cancer
- Dr Patricia Lowe's blog: When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is the key
- Jim Maxwell's skin cancer story
- Video: Michael Clarke and Jim Maxwell talk about the big issue
- Buy sun protection products
- Are you a facebook fan? Keep up to date with all the latest SunSmart news here.
You can also find more information on the Australasian College of Dermatologists website.
This page was last updated on: Friday, April 24, 2015