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Free skin checks at Surfers Paradise this weekend

We should get checked once a year

Free skin checks at Surfers Paradise this weekend

It's summer and it's time to remember to look after your skin. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia and turns out we're pretty slack at keeping an eye-out for it.

Though most Queenslanders are aware they should be getting their skin checked regularly, 60 per cent of us haven't booked in for a check-up in the past year.

There's always an excuse... and new research from life insurer TAL has found that although 97 per cent of us understand the importance of sun safety, 26 per cent have never had a skin check and 25 per cent of those say they've been too busy.

Well here's your chance, the FREE TAL SpotChecker pop-up clinic will be at Surfers Paradise this Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 December.

TAL General Manager, Health Services, Dr Sally Phillips, says skin cancer is one of the most easily detectable and preventable cancers.

“Self-checking is a great first step in early detection of skin cancer, but we advise Australians to get a professional check every year,” she said.

If you want to take advantage of a free skin check by a professional, you can secure your spot and book here, though there'll be walk-in appointments available too.

Early detection of skin cancer could save your life.