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Provides SA information to consumers on how to be SunSmart and protect their skin in five ways (slip, slop, slap, seek and slide) when the UV Index is 3 and above.
Provides information on possible side effects on skin from cancer treatments and therapies, with hints on how to care for your skin and how to deal with any problems.
Provides information for South Australians on types of skin cancer, prevention, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and related motions.
Solariums use ultraviolet (UV) radiation to give people a tan. The major cause of skin cancer is exposure to UV radiation from the sun or artificial UV radiation from solariums and sunlamps.
Shade is a practical, user-friendly form of sun protection. Well-designed and positioned shade can significantly reduce UV exposure as well as create cool, comfortable spaces.
If you work outside you are at risk. Two out of every three Australians will get skin cancer before the age of 70, leading to almost 1900 deaths each year. In Victoria, around 400 people will lose their lives to skin cancer each year. The good news is most skin cancers can be prevented. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is a major hazard for anybody who spends long periods of time outdoors.
If found early, most skin cancer can be successfully treated. However if not treated, skin cancer can be fatal. It's important to get to know your skin and what is normal for you so changes will be quickly noticed. Skin cancer is often visible (but rarely painful) making it easier to detect early. Don't just rely on an annual skin check to detect any suspicious spots.
Unlike most cancers, skin cancer is often visible, making it easier to detect early. If you notice any new spots or changes in the colour, size or shape of existing spots, see your general practitioner (GP) as soon as possible.Early detection is crucial. Most Victorian skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.
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