Cancer Council Australia

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Campaigns and events

Cancer Councils have implemented many highly successful skin cancer prevention programs since introducing Australians to the "Slip!, Slop!, Slap!" campaign 35 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: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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