We want to change this, and at Melanoma Patients Australia we have been working for 15 years towards preventing melanoma, and to supporting Australian’s affected by it. But we know there is still a lot of work to do. That’s why we’ve started the Melanoma Movement, an easy way for all Australian’s to play a part in taking a stand against melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Everyone can do something – whether it’s committing to get your skin checked regularly, or as a business or community raising awareness of skin cancer through a range of activities – there’s something we can all take on that will help take another step in our movement against melanoma.
To kick-start the Melanoma Movement, you can help us take a stand against this devastating disease. With each commitment, we are shining a light on melanoma and raising awareness of the importance of regular self-skin checks and practicing sun safety.
You can do your bit to commit by:
We hope you’ll find something you can do, however big or small, to take a stand against skin cancer and join the Melanoma Movement.
Australia has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, and it’s the most common cancer in young Australians. We want to change this!
Did you know Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer? Find out other facts about Melanoma.
Check your skin once a month for any changes or suspicious-looking spots.
Your check should cover your whole body, front and back, with particular emphasis on areas exposed to the sun. Stand in front of a full-length mirror with a hand mirror for those hard-to-reach places.
Because melanoma is particularly serious, you should be familiar with the signs to look for. The ABCDE of melanoma can help you to detect it early.
Always protect your skin when the UV level is 3 or more.
Most melanomas are caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. Protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays is an easy way to reduce your risk of melanoma.
Learn how to be sun smart with this fun activity book for all ages.
Download our email signature to promote the Melanoma Movement when sending emails. Remember to add a link to www.melanomapatients.org.au/get-involved/melanoma-movement/
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