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  • Don't let the sun see your DNA

    Every year 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer. Up to 95 per cent of melanomas and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, or ‘too much time in the sun’.

    Did you know… the sun can see through your skin to the cells beneath the surface and do damage to your skin’s DNA?

    And that damage doesn’t always repair… it can just keep building up and up, until one day… it causes skin cancer. So, don’t let the sun see your DNA.

    UV can’t be seen or felt, so always check the UV and if it’s 3 and above, protect your skin in five ways and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

     

     

    Easy ways to protect your DNA from UV and reduce your skin cancer risk


  • Check daily UV levels

    Check daily UV levels

    You can’t see or feel UV, so can’t rely on your senses to determine if protection is required. Check daily UV levels on the go, with the free SunSmart app.

  • Protect your skin in five ways

    Protect your skin in five ways

    You can reduce your risk by employing five sun protective measures when the UV is 3 and above. Read tips on how to keep safe in the sun this summer.

  • Self-check your skin

    Self-check your skin

    Do you know how to spot the difference between a regular mole and a skin cancer? Learn how to find skin cancer early by self-checking your entire body regularly—including skin not exposed to the sun.



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  • Aboriginal Quitline

    Aboriginal Quitline

    The Aboriginal Quitline Team are available to help you give up the smokes for good. Yarn with an Aboriginal Quitline Counsellor today on 13 78 48. Call us to get in touch, or we can call you.

  • Cut Your Risk

    Cut Your Risk

    June is Bowel Cancer Month, a great time to make simple lifestyle changes that can help you reduce your bowel cancer risk and improve your general health and wellbeing.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Cancer causes questions. Call us for the answers.

  • Fundraising Events

    Fundraising Events

    We have a wide range of exciting events that give you the opportunity to support our vision of a cancer free future in a fun, easy yet symbolic way.

  • Support 13 11 20

    Support 13 11 20

    Hear from Sam about how 13 11 20 has supported her and her two young boys through a terminal cancer diagnosis.

  • Volunteer with us!

    Volunteer with us!

    Register today to help us support people affected by cancer. Together, we’re making the difference.