National Skin Cancer Action Week (19-25 November)

Did you know that New Cancer Council research shows that Aussies are forgetting to slip on a shirt to protect themselves from the sun and that an alarming number of adults are getting sunburnt on summer weekends? With the start of summer looming, ACT Playgroups is sharing this important email received from the Cancer Council –

This National Skin Cancer Action Week (19-25 November), Cancer Council and the Australasian College of Dermatologists are urging Australians to join the #SunSmartGeneration. Kids are now more sun smart than ever – and it’s time adults followed their lead.

Two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. To reduce your skin cancer risk, it is important to use the five forms of sun protection: slip, slop, slap, seek, and slide, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking it for changes.

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