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Skin Cancer Action Week

Work Health Professionals is proud to be supporting Red FM‘s Skin Cancer Action Week running from November 18 – 23.

With 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, this action week is an important reminder to use sun protection and monitor any changes in your own skin. Most families will be touched by skin cancer at some point. Don’t wait for it to surprise you!

How to check your own skin

Listen out for interviews with our expert skin cancer screening practitioner Steph, who will give you tips on how to check your own skin, and the suspicious spots to look out for.

Steph will be onsite in Telfer next week conducting onsite workplace skin cancer checks.

Listen to Steph’s interview with Sam

Work Health Professionals provide onsite workplace skin cancer checks for remote and regional WA. We also cover metro Perth.

Get in touch for a quote or to see if we are coming your way soon….

More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer.

Early skin cancer detection can save lives!

Prevention is key!

Most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. That’s why this National Skin Cancer Action Week, all Australians are urged to use the five forms of sun protection. These are to:

  • slip on sun-protective clothing
  • slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
  • slap on a broad-brimmed hat
  • seek shade
  • slide on sunglasses.

A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes, are key.

This National Skin Cancer Action Week teenagers are encouraged to #OwnYourTone by using all five forms of sun protection to prevent sunburn and protect their skin from UV radiation.