UV levels are highest in summer, late spring and early autumn. UV levels are not dependent on the temperature or cloud cover. A colder, cloudy day will still have high UV levels in summer. The following tips can help prevent melanoma:
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How much sun is enough?
Download the SunSmart app to your phone and it lets you know when you do and don’t need sun protection, tailored to your location, making it easier than ever to be smart about your sun exposure all year.
What to look for
It is very important to check your skin regularly in order to detect any changes in the SIZE, COLOUR or SHAPE of a mole or skin lesion.
An easy way to detect potentially harmful moles or lesions is by using the ABCDE guidlines.
Catching a melanoma in its early stages is one of the most important factors in improving the outcome of a melanoma diagnosis. It can literally SAVE A LIFE.
Why is catching it early so important?
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