Patient Education

PATIENT EDUCATION

A personal skin check is important to monitor or detect changes.  Most skin cancers are noticed by patients or by a family member. If found early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated.

Make sure you check your entire body as skin cancers can occur on parts of the body not exposed to the sun. Ask a friend or family member to check areas you cannot see such as you scalp and back.

See your doctor immediately if you see anything unusual or notice any changes to your skin and always have regular checks with a trained doctor.

Prevention is better than cure – SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! During sun protection times (when the UV is 3 or above) use a combination of sun-protective clothing, SPF 30, hat, shade and sunglasses.

Check the sun protection times daily at sunsmart.com.au, in daily newspapers or on the SunSmart app.

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