There are three main types of skin cancer.
UVR is a form of radiation given out by the sun. Unlike other forms of solar radiation, such as light and heat, UVR cannot be seen or felt.
There are three types of UVR
The UV index is published on the Bureau of Meteorology.
The UV Index provides useful information that can help you plan outdoor activities in ways that minimise exposure to the sun’s rays. The UV Alert, which is issued when the UV Index forecast reaches 3 or higher, shows the time of the day when it is essential to protect yourself.
As a general guide, we recommend annual skin checks and we believe full body checks are best to enable skin cancers in their early stages to be identified and treated.
Sources include Australian Government – Dept of Health and Ageing and Cancer Council