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Did you know… there were more than *81,802 LESS #skincancer related treatments in Australia last year?

Now, we’d love to say this is because everyone was way more #sunsafe and remembering to wear good quality sunscreen, but it’s most likely due to less people visiting their GP, skin clinic or #dermatologist for a #skincheck.

Just think about that for a second… that’s over 81 THOUSAND AUSSIES who could potentially have skin cancer and haven’t had it treated yet. Can you imagine what this means for all those people, their families and the pressure this is going to put on our healthcare system if people don’t get them seen too?? Making it more important than ever to book in and GET CHECKED!!!

And yes, getting a skin check is a vital, essential trip if you’re still in lockdown. Just make sure you wear a mask 😷  and follow health orders. We can’t let things like this slip and need to look after each other so please share this with your friends & family.

These stats come from an alarming report by @cancer__australia using Jan-Sept data in 2019 compared to the same period in 2020, showing:

  • 3,036 less definitive surgical excisions of #melanoma
  • 18,042 less surgical excisions of non-melanoma skin malignancy
  • 13,190 less non-surgical procedures for removal of malignant neoplasm of non-melanoma skin malignancyAnnnnnnnd
  • 47,534 less ablations of premalignant skin lesions

Which basically means, there’s a tonne of people out there with skin cancer which may desperately need treatment.

To book a skin check simple visit our CLINIC FINDER and let us know how you go!

Much love,
#SkinCheckChampions

📷 by @edfreemanphoto

 

Statistics quoted from: National and Jurisdictional Data on the Impact of Covid 19 on Medical Services and Procedures in Australia. Well done to all the teams for preparing such a great bit of research. We look forward to working with you to help improve on things and save lives from our ‘national cancer’

Jimmy Niggles Esq.

Jimmy Niggles Esq.

CEO & Founder of Skin Check Champions. Winning the race against skin cancer by championing early detection. Master charity of Beard Season.

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