Are you summer ready?
More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and 2 in 3 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years.
Most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. Make sure you follow the five forms, these are to:
Slip on sun-protective clothing
Slop on SPF 30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
Slap on a broad-brimmed hat
Slide on sunglasses
A combination of these measures, getting to know your skin to notice any changes, as well as booking in for regular skin check-ups with your practitioner are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.
For more information on skin checks, please read our Skin Checks blog post here.
And book in for a Skin Check with one of our doctors through our website here.