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  • National Skin Cancer Action Week

    An estimated 194,000 adults, or 17 per cent of South Australians, get burnt on an average weekend.

    And as a country, we’re not fairing much better. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer worldwide, with two in three Australians being diagnosed by the age of 70. 

    Despite these statistics, skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, and the figures for young people and children are much more promising. 

    In fact, the children of today are our most SunSmart generation ever.

    Ongoing effective campaigns have successfully reinforced the need to protect young ones in the sun, with parents understanding the importance of all-inclusive sun protection such as rashies, sunscreen, hats, shade and sunglasses.  

    Melanoma rates in Australians under 40 are dropping, although older generations still have a long way to go.  

    This National Skin Cancer Action Week, Cancer Council SA is encouraging South Australians to join the SunSmart generation that they have raised, and remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

    Because the simple truth is that you can’t protect your loved ones if you don’t protect yourself.

    To learn more about recommended sun protection times for your local area, download the SunSmart app, or visit our SunSmart page for free resources to use in workplaces, schools and childcare centres. 

     


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Donations In Memoriam

    Donations In Memoriam

    Remember your loved one’s life by helping to save others. Find out about our In Memoriam program.

  • 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.

  • Leanne's story

    Leanne's story

    When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help.

  • Paint your workplace yellow

    Paint your workplace yellow

    Brighten up your office with a Dress Yellow Day, and raise funds for cancer research this Daffodil Day Appeal.

  • Q&A with Quitline Counsellor

    Q&A with Quitline Counsellor

    Plan your quitting strategy with Quitline 13 78 48.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues while helping others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.