According to the Cancer Council, two in three Australians will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. The good news is that 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.
Do you know what skin cancer looks like? A simple check could save your life. We should all check our skin regularly.
Get to know your skin and take immediate action if you notice any changes. If you have fair skin, blue or green eyes, fair or red hair or lots of moles or freckles you are at high risk of developing skin cancer.
Cumulative UV exposure also contributes to your risk of developing skin cancer. So, if you grew up in Australia, work outdoors or spend lots of time in the sun you should take care to protect and check your skin.