Sun protection, skin cancer and teens.
Teenagers have sensitive skin, many continue to desire a tan and simply ignore the SunSmart messages which places them at a high risk of developing skin cancer later in life, including melanoma. By adopting sensible precautions now they can minimise their chances of developing skin cancer in the future. In young Australians aged 12-24 years, melanoma is the most common diagnosed cancer.
Cancer Council ACT encourages ALL secondary schools and colleges to reinforce the importance of skin cancer prevention and awareness. The Council has a number of resources that are available to ACT schools that are committed toward the long term health and wellbeing of their students and staff alike.