Prevention of skin cancer, Geelong

Prevention is aimed at avoiding, or protecting yourself from UV radiation. Along with the Cancer Council Victoria, at Anthony McDonald Plastic Surgeon, Geelong, we suggest the following:

  • Wear sun-protective clothing such as long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Protect your face and neck with a broad-brimmed hat.
  • Wear UV-protective sunglasses in strong sunlight (preferably ones which meet Australian Standard AS1067).
  • Avoid allowing your skin to tan or burn.
  • Make sure children can access shade when outdoors.
  • Stay out of the sun between 10am and 3pm where UV radiation is at its highest.
  • Avoid using sunbeds, tanning booths and tanning lamps.
  • Wear SPF30-plus sunscreen when going out into the sunlight. Apply 20 minutes before going out and remember to re-apply as instructed.

If you have any further queries about the prevention of skin cancer, visit the website of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria here. If you are concerned about anything unusual on your skin, including any change in shape, colour or size of a spot, or the development of a spot, visit your doctor as soon as possible. If there are any further concerns held by your doctor, they can refer you to Mr Anthony McDonald at our experienced medical plastic surgery practice in central Geelong.