Be Sun Smart and Skin Cancer Aware

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Anyone can be at risk of developing skin cancer, though the risk increases as you get older. Sunburn has been associated with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Our doctors at the Edmonton Family Medical Center can do a full body skin check or spot check if you have any concerns.

It’s important to get to know your skin, so that you can detect any changes early. The sooner a spot is identified it can be treated, improving your chances of avoiding surgery, potential disfigurement or even death.

Develop a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and keep an eye on changes to existing freckles or moles.

If you click on the link below, it will take you to the Cancer Council site where you can learn how to check your own body, learn about the different types of spots, and much more.

Click here: www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer

Download Cancer Council’s skin cancer identification poster to help identify potential skin cancers.

Contact Cancer Council on: 13 11 20