The 2019 National Skin Cancer Action Week kicks off on Sunday, November 17 and runs through to Saturday, November 23.
It’s an important reminder for all Australians to use sun protection and highlights the significance of early skin cancer detection.
According to the Cancer Council Australia more than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year.
An estimated more than $1 billion is spent each year on treating skin cancer, with costs expected to rise.
During National Skin Cancer Action Week all Australians are urged to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide:
- 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.
The Cancer Council Australia underscores that a combination of these protective measures, along with regular skin checks, are key to minimising skin cancer risk.
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