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September is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 12:39pm

September is Skin Cancer Awareness Month at Hobart Skin Cancer Clinic and Eastern Shore Doctors

Spring has sprung, ultraviolet Levels are on the rise and it’s time to slap on the sunscreen again.

  • Remember Australia (and New Zealand) have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
  • Two thirds of Australians will develop a skin cancer by the age of 70. Sun protection and early detection are the best preventative measures.

Most skin cancers can be successfully treated by Hobart Skin Cancer Clinic (Est 2004) or by your usual GP at Eastern Shore Doctors.

If you:

  • are over 40,
  • work outdoors/enjoy an outdoor lifestyle,
  • have lots of moles/freckles, have pale skin,
  • have blond or red hair, blue or green eyes,
  • have had more than two peeling sun burns,
  • have a family history of skin cancer, or have had skin cancer yourself,

……….. then you are at increased risk of skin cancer and should consider having a full skin check.

If you have a spot or mole that is changing, will not heal, looks different, feels different or is new then you may have a skin cancer developing. You should get it checked by a doctor.

Call Hobart Skin Cancer Clinic to make an appointment on 6245 0861, or check in with your usual Eastern Shore Doctors GP (6282 1333).

What can you do?

  • Apply sunscreen daily.
  • Keep an eye on your skin for change
  • Have a full skin check if you are at risk
  • See a doctor if you have a spot that concerns you