Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged and grow uncontrollably.
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
The good news is that using sun protection will cut your risk of skin cancer at any age, no matter if you are 6, 16 or 60 years old. And most skin cancers can be successfully treated if found early.
There are three main types of skin cancer. The most serious is melanoma.
Facts, stats and links to position statements on skin cancer and sun protection.
Factors that put people at a higher risk of skin cancer.
The best way to ensure skin cancer is found early is to get to know your skin and what’s normal for you.
Most skin cancers can be successfully treated if found early.
Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. Watch our stories from people just like you.
Skin cancer education, resources and support.