Stay sun-safe all year round with regular professional skin checks
At TAL, we're always thinking of new ways to protect every aspect of this Australian life, and helping Australians understand sun safety is one of them. Skin cancer is one of Australia’s most common cancers, with over 14,000 people estimated to be affected this year, but it is also one of the most easily detectable and preventable*.
Getting your skin checked annually by a professional is not only important, but it’s a quick and simple way to identify any irregular spots and research shows that if detected early, melanoma can be effectively treated.
TAL is committed to supporting more Australians detect and prevent skin cancer, and through TAL SpotChecker we have provided 1,330
free skin checks from skin specialist GPs at some of Australia's most iconic locations last summer.
Summer may be over but it's important to protect your skin all year round. For tips on how you can regularly self-check at home, download our self-check guide.
Watch this space to see where TAL SpotChecker will be travelling to next!
* Source: Australian Institute for Health and Welfare
Skin cancer prevention
Why do I need a professional skin check?
Living in Australia we have one of the highest incidences of melanoma in the world*, but when melanoma is detected early your chances for successful treatment are increased. In addition to regular self-checks, professional skin checks are key to helping with early detection.
* Cancer Council Australia, 2017.
TAL SpotChecker is national
We’re proud to be a national major partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS).
Together, RFDS and TAL aim to provide over 27,000 Australians across the country with a free professional skin check by the end of 2018.