This November’s Skin Cancer Action Week (Nov 18-24), Cancer Council Ambassador and Australian Cricket Captain Michael Clarke will be joining Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists to urge all men aged 45 and over to watch their backs.
Men in this age group are almost twice as likely to develop melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, than women the same age.
Although melanoma can develop anywhere on the body, around 1 in 3 cases in men occur on the back.
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said it is never too late to be SunSmart.
“Men aged 45 and over are likely to have spent a lot of time in the sun in their younger years before we had skin cancer awareness campaigns, they’re more likely to work outside, or have done so in the past, and they continue to ignore health warnings,” Professor Olver said. “But no matter what your age, it’s never too late to reduce your risk and prevent further damage.”
Toormina and Sawtell Medical Centres offer comprehensive skin checks to all our patients who wish to have a check up, please make an appointment with our reception.
Toormina Medical Centre
|Monday – Friday||7:30am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 11:00am|
|Public Holidays (Excluding Christmas Day & Good Friday)||9:00am – 11:00am|
Sawtell Medical Centre
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Emergency Clinic at Toormina Medical only Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm & Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am