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  • UV. It All Adds Up.

    Every year, 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer. Up to 95 per cent of melanomas and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, or ‘too much time in the sun’. 

    UV can’t be seen or felt, but spending just a short time outdoors unprotected when the UV is 3 or above is enough to cause permanent skin damage. 

    Even if your skin doesn’t burn or tan. 

    Even if it’s cool or cloudy. 

    And the more time spent in the sun, the more the damage adds up.

    Every time you’re unprotected in the sun, you increase your risk of developing skin cancer—whether you’re hanging the washing on the line, or enjoying an outdoor lunch with friends.  

  • Check daily UV levels

    Check daily UV levels

    You can’t see or feel UV, so can’t rely on your senses to determine if protection is required. Download the seeUV app to check daily UV levels on your phone. See when you should be protecting your skin throughout the day.

  • Protect your skin in five ways

    Protect your skin in five ways

    There’s more to sun protection than sunscreen. Protect yourself in five ways when UV is 3 and above. You know what to do; Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. Read more to bust your misconceptions.

  • Self-check your skin

    Self-check your skin

    You can’t see UV, but you may see the damage it does to your skin. Learn how to find skin cancer early by self-checking your entire body regularly—including skin not exposed to the sun.

  • Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Cut Your Risk

    Cut Your Risk

    Cut your cancer risk with seven simple lifestyle changes.

  • 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.

  • Gina's story

    Gina's story

    Read about the bravery of Gina as she faced a Stage 4 glioblastoma diagnosis, brain surgery and being told that she would have 18 months to live.

  • 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.

  • Help fund cancer research

    Help fund cancer research

    Every dollar you donate this Daffodil Day Appeal supports research towards a cancer free future.