About skin cancer
Learn about the different types of skin cancer and how it is caused.
Educating Australians to stay skin safe and get regular professional skin checks.
At TAL, we’re committed to helping Australians live a healthy and full life. At least two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 701. It's one of Australia’s most common cancers, but also one of the most easily detectable and preventable.
Now in its sixth year, TAL SpotChecker has been educating Australians about the importance of sun safety by encouraging conversations about the benefits of early detection, and the importance of both self-checking and getting regular, professional skin checks.
Get to know your skin with regular self-checks to maximise your chances of detecting skin cancer early.
In addition to self-checking regularly, it is also important to get regular professional skin checks by your GP, dermatologist or a skin cancer clinic.
This year marks the second edition of the TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report and the sixth edition of TAL’s national skin safety awareness initiative, TAL SpotChecker.
The Report brings together insights and research covering Australians’ attitudes towards skin safety and skin cancer demonstrating just how vital taking preventative action is to preserve overall health.
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