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 fifth 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.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that illness can touch us all. No matter who we are, we’re all at risk. Disease doesn’t discriminate.
Hear the stories of three Australians who have experienced skin cancer.
TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report 2020
2020 is the TAL SpotChecker program’s fifth year. And it’s a year that Australians have never been more aware of their health. So it makes it an ideal time to share the TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report.
The Report brings together insights and research covering Australians’ attitudes towards skin safety and skin cancer over the past five years. It contains revealing insights that demonstrate just how vital taking preventative action is to preserve overall health.Download the report
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