The launch of the action week coincided with the announcement that cricket legend,  Richie Benaud's planned return to the commentary box this summer is dependant on his response to radiation therapy for skin cancer.

 By 70 years,two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer. It is one of the most preventable cancers. National Action Week is a joint initiative from the Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatology, re-introducing the importance of slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Reminding us to slip on some sun-protective clothing, slop on some SPF 30 ( or higher) sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on some sunglasses.

Reducing skin cancer risk involves these measures and getting to know your skin and pick up and changes in skin. Melanoma is the most common cancer in Australia for those aged 15-44yrs.

Reliable information is available at the Cancer Council website, (  your GP and for melanoma ,,au

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