National Skin Cancer Week
15th-21st November 2020
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Every year skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.
Around 2000 people die from this disease every year. However, more than 95% of skin cancer cases are caused by unprotected exposure to UV radiation from the sun, meaning it is nearly an entirely preventable cancer.
The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery, potential disfigurement or even death.
It is a good idea to talk to your doctor about your level of risk and to get to know your skin, so that you notice any changes early. An annual full body skin check by a GP is a good idea for all Australians, more regularly if you have a history of skin cancers.
Skin cancers rarely cause pain in the early stages and are much more frequently seen than felt.
Take note of the six things that you can do to protect yourself and greatly reduce your risk of skin cancer below.
Book you full body skin check today – 07 5468 0100 or online at www.lockyerdoctors.com.au