Men's Health Week - June
The week is to provoke thought and discussion around what men need to do for good health outcomes. Skin checks in particular are one of the most important checks for men and quite simply the easiest to carry out.
The incidents of melanoma in males is still consistently higher compared to females. For this reason alone, males should carry out skin checks yearly.
See data link for further information https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/cancer
Importance of Skin Checks during Winter
According to Cancer Council Australia, skin cancers continue to make up for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers in this country every year.
Skin Cancers do not hibernate during the winter months. Covering up in winter puts our skin checks into the “out of sight – out of mind” category. This inattention can lead to a delay in a diagnosed skin cancer.
Winter is an ideal time for a skin check as during the cooler months we cover our skin and remain indoors leading to less traumatised skin, this makes it easier for you and your doctor to spot new or changing lesions.
By booking your appointment in Winter you can head into summer confident your skin checks are up to date.