Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. In fact, two in three of us will develop some form of skin cancer by the time we’re 70. And for regional South Australians, the risk is even greater.
South Australians who live in rural areas have up to 31 per cent higher chance of developing skin cancer, with coastal and agricultural regions having the highest incidence.
To help combat this, Cancer Council SA is rolling out virtual information sessions (webinars) on Zoom in place of the remaining face to face Regional Roadshow events, which were cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
These free information sessions, made possible thanks to funding from Country SA PHN, aim to share important skin cancer prevention and early detection messages, with the ultimate goals of improving everyday sun protection behaviours and reducing the incidence of cancer in South Australian regional communities.
If you would like to participate in this session, you will need access to a smart device such as a computer, laptop, iPad or Smart Phone (Apple or Android).
Those who participate in the webinars and complete the post-event survey will receive a free skin cancer awareness pack which includes a personal skin cancer early detection tool and a number of additional SunSmart resources.