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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.



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  • 2018 Christmas Appeal

    2018 Christmas Appeal

    Help find kinder ways to treat kids like Hayley.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Cancer causes questions. Call us for the answers.

  • Donations In Memoriam

    Donations In Memoriam

    Donating In Memoriam to Cancer Council SA can be a meaningful way for family, friends and loved ones to show support to the grieving, and to remember someone lost to cancer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Quitline

    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.