November 17-23, 2019
Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week.
With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the action week is an important reminder of the risks of exposure to UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians.
More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years.
However, most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection.
This National Skin Cancer Action Week teenagers are encouraged to #OwnYourTone by using all five forms of sun protection to prevent sunburn and protect their skin from UV radiation.
For more information, see National Skin Cancer Action Week 2019.