Time for a quick ‘Did you know?’
Skin cancer is Australia’s most common cancer. Around 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer every year. (In 2020, there were 291 deaths from melanoma in Victoria alone.)
Studies suggest that up to 95% of melanomas are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation.
You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by using the 5 sun protection measures: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide.
The earlier skin cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
You can detect skin cancers early by:
Getting familiar with your skin and checking it regularly – if you find any new, unusual or changing spots visit your GP right away
Having an annual skin check with your GP.
So, book in for your annual skin check with your GP today.