Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 0.0
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.0
Brisbane
UV index: 0.0
Canberra
UV index: 0.0
Darwin
UV index: 0.0
Kingston
UV index: 0.0
Melbourne
UV index: 0.0
Newcastle
UV index: 0.0
Perth
UV index: 0.0
Sydney
UV index: 0.0
Townsville
UV index: 0.0

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When the UV index is low, sun protection is generally not needed unless outside for extended periods

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA
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Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

WHO ARE WE?

Established in 2009, the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) is a not-for-profit organisation with the purpose of funding research into a cure for melanoma and providing education and awareness of its risks. The AMRF also provides a Melanoma Support Nurse Service to anybody affected by melanoma or seeking information regarding melanoma treatment. Australia's 'National Cancer', melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men and women.

* FUNDING RESEARCH

* RAISING AWARENESS

* PROVIDING SUPPORT

 

OUR NURSE'S NEW NUMBER

We are pleased to announce that calls to our Melanoma Support Nurse can now be made to the new 1300 number.   For the cost of a local call, our Support Nurse can be a tremendous ally at a trying time.  Find out more...

1300 561 313

 

Summer Awareness Event

Our much anticipated inaugural Summer Awareness Event was held at Henley Beach from Dec 2 and Dec 3 and whilst the weather wasn't kind, the event was still a great success.  Instead of marquees and volleyball on the beach with sun safe tips, we were camped out in the Henley Beach Surf Life Saving Club boat shed with scarves and beanies!  Tremendous thanks must go to the club for being so accommodating and rescuing us and our event.

Despite the change in format, Molechecks Australia were kept busy with around 150 people over the two days, taking advantage of the opportunity to have a free skin check. Around 40 of those require further investigation or treatment, which highlights the importance of having regular skin checks.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

THE AMRF WISH TO ADVISE THAT WE DO NOT EMPLOY THE SERVICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY OR PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION FOR FUNDRAISING.

100% OF FUNDS DONATED GOES DIRECTLY TO AMRF.

 

 

OUR NURSE'S NEW NUMBER

 

We are pleased to annouce that calls to our Melanoma Support Nurse can now be made to the new 1300 number.   For the cost of a local call, our Support Nurse can be a tremendous ally at a trying time.  Find out more...

1300 561 313