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Be SunSmart. Protect your skin.

Did you know, twice as many men as women die from melanoma each year in Australia? Fortunately, most skin cancer can be prevented by using good sun protection when the UV level is 3 or above.

When you cover things they last longer. Same goes for you and your skin.

Men are great at protecting their family and possessions like their BBQ, however, often forget that they too need to be covered up and protected. That’s why our latest campaign is calling on you to use sun protection, and ensure you are around for your family’s future. As Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, make sure you protect your skin.

At its most aggressive, skin cancer can spread to internal organs like the lungs and brain and become deadly quicker than you think. There are five forms of sun protection.

It’s never too late to improve your sun protection, whether you’re six months or 60 years old. You can reduce your risk by using all five forms of sun protection.

The good news is if you cover things, they last longer. Same goes for you and your skin at any age! Watch our sun protection video below and Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, and Slide.

Noticed a change on your skin? Don’t put off getting it checked. The sooner skin cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. If you notice anything new or changing on your skin, don’t put it off and go to your GP immediately. Finding skin cancer early gives you the best chance of survival and reduces the need for invasive treatment and surgery. So, get to know your skin and what’s normal for you.

If you find anything new or changing, don’t delay, see your GP immediately.