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Prevention

Slip on sun protective clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible.

Slop on SPF 30+ sunscreen that has Broad Spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays) and is water resistant. Apply 20 minutes before you go outdoors and then reapply every two hours – Apply Liberally!

Slap on a hat (that protects your face, head, neck and ears).

Seek shade.

Slide on sunglasses that are Australian Standard met (AS1067).

NOTE: UV levels are at their highest between 10am and 3pm – try and stay out of the sun as much as possible during these times.


Skin Checks at Home

If a mole starts to change in size, shape or colour, this may indicate a sign of skin cancer. Remember the ABCDE rule as follows:

Asymmetry – One half looks unlike the other half

Border irregular – A mole or spot with blurry and/or jagged edges.

Colour Variation – Shades of tan and brown, black and sometimes red, white or blue

Diameter – Larger than 5mm (diameter of a pencil)
Elevation – Elevation means the mole is raised above the surface and has an uneven surface.

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