Thursday 24th February is Australia’s national skin check day and day of action to prevent our national cancer (Melanoma). Skin cancer is still Australia’s most common cancer. It is also the most costly and one of the most preventable. Every year, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, About 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year.
Australia’s National Skin Check Day
Mates Against Melanoma created Australia’s National Skin Check Day (ANSCD) to raise public awareness and increase community participation rates for the early detection of melanoma and related skin cancers, and Bulli Medical Practice is proud to be a registered, participating skin check doctor for the day.
Dr Michael Hanson, Dr Berlinda Png and Dr Jeff Hall have special interest and training in skin cancer medicine. They have opened extra appointments for skin check consultations this coming Thursday. You can book Drs Hanson and Png online, but please contact the practice on 4284 4622 to book for Dr Jeff Hall on Thursday morning (skin checks only).
Don’t worry if you can’t make an appointment on 24th February as you can arrange a skin check by booking an appointment with any of our GPs during consulting hours any week day or Saturday morning.
How to Support
You can support Mates Against Melanoma by making a donation www.mam.org.au/donate/
Money raised goes towards funding research, training for doctors and community education on the importance of early detection of melanoma.