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It’s the people in your life that matter most in this world. Your family and friends who would give anything to keep you around. Sadly, skin cancer kills twice as many men as women each year.

The good news is, if you cover something it lasts longer. The rule applies to ‘things’ like your car, your deck and your barbecue. It also applies to your skin. At any age.

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 skin from UV and reduce your skin cancer risk

Cancer Council SA SunSmart UV app

Download the SunSmart app

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.


Cancer Council SA. Be SunSmart. Protect yourself in 5 ways from skin cancer

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 UV season.

Learn more

Cancer Council SA. SunSmart ABCDE of melanoma

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.

Learn more

Wellbeing SA are supporting Cancer Council SA’s Same Goes For You campaign throughout metropolitan and regional SA to further encourage South Australians to protect their skin and reduce their risk of skin cancer.

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