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 SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
· slap on a broad-brimmed hat
· seek shade
· slide on sunglasses.
A combination of these measures, getting to know your skin to notice any changes as well as book in for regular check-ups with your practitioner are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.
To book an appointment speak to one of our friendly Patient Advocates on (08) 7905 7200 or book online at https://nextpracticehealth.com/locations/wa-victoria-park