The Australian climate is known for its harsh sun and high UV, which makes it so important for people to know about sun protection and skin checks for the early detection of skin cancers.
Skin cancer has a 69% survival rate, and those odds are dramatically increased by early detection, making campaigns like this week a life-saving initiative. There is also an unhealthy tanning culture that spreads in the summertime with beachgoers often trying to get a ‘healthy tan’. There is no such thing as a ‘healthy tan’ as tanning is a sign that you have been exposed to UV radiation at a level that has damaged your skin, increasing your risk of skin cancer. The skin cancer action week is a big part of combating this culture and ensuring Australians are aware of the importance of sun protection going into the summer months.Book YourSkin Check With Sundoctors Today