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  • It all adds up

    Anywhere you go, UV will damage unprotected skin—and it just keeps adding up.

    We tend to think of sunburn as the only way our skin gets damaged, but in reality, our skin remembers every time we’ve ever been in the sun, even if we didn’t burn or tan.
    Incidental exposure during everyday activities adds up, and can cause premature ageing, eye damage, sunspots, and ultimately, skin cancer.

    These activities may include outdoor chores or leisure activities, such as:

    • hanging the washing
    • mowing the lawn
    • doing the gardening
    • walking the dog
    • watching the kids play sport, or
    • enjoying a weekend barbeque.

    How much time are you really spending in the sun?

    When the UV is above 3, protect your skin by being SunSmart. Download the SunSmart app to check the daily recommended sun protection times.


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Cancer causes questions. Call us for the answers.

  • Donate in lieu of flowers

    Donate in lieu of flowers

    Remembering loved ones by ensuring no one goes through cancer alone.

  • 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.

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Quitline


    Quitline is a government-funded service operated by Cancer Council SA, with the sole goal of providing the support, strategies and information to empower individuals to quit smoking.