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Skin Cancer Action Week



National Skin Cancer Action Week, help us spread the awareness on reducing risks of skin cancer. 

November 17-23, 2019 

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week.

With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the action week is an important reminder to use sun protection and of the importance of early skin cancer detection for all Australians.

More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years.

However, most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. That’s why this National Skin Cancer Action Week, all Australians are urged to use the five forms of sun protection. 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, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes, are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.

We're also calling all teenagers! Get involved by joining our Skin Cancer Action Week 2019 photo competition! 

Click here to find out more

 

More supportive resources can be found below:

SCHOOLS

See beyond tan Poster Download

Kit Up  Poster Download

Melting cap Poster Download

Can you spot skin cancer? Poster Download

SunSmart App/Web widget App/Web widget Download

SunSmart metal sign Sign

Order sign at $75 (at cost), for SunSmart members only. Click here to apply for the program.

Sun protection time Sign Download

Skin type chart Factsheet Download

SunSmart Infographic Poster/Factsheet Download

Be SunSmart Factsheet Download

 

WORKPLACE / COMMUNITY

 

SunSmart Workplace  Poster Download

Check your skin  Poster Download

 

Skin cancer and outdoor work Brochure Download/hard copies available upon request.

Skin cancer and outdoor work (for employers) Booklet Download/hard copies available upon request.

10 myths about sun protection Brochure Download/hard copies available upon request.

How much sun is enough? Brochure Download/hard copies available upon request.

kNOw Workplace Cancer: Solar UVR Factsheet Download

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Spot the difference Poster Download

Can you spot skin cancer Factsheet Download

Understanding skin cancer Booklet Download/hard copies available upon request.

Understanding melanoma Booklet Download/hard copies available upon request.

Optimal cancer pathway-Melanoma Reference guide Download/Full version here.

Optimal cancer pathway-

Non-melanoma

Reference guide Download/Fulll version here.

 

For further information and to request for available hard copies, please email healthpromotion@cancernt.org.au or call 08 8944 1807.

 


This page was last updated on: Monday, November 11, 2019

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