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Skin cancer starts when cells in the skin become abnormal and grow out of control. Find information about different types of skin cancer, including incidence statistics for melanoma.

The Dark Side of Tanning Campaign demonstrates the dangers of tanning and the damage that can happen to skin even before it starts to show signs of burning.

The Cancer Institute NSW and the Cancer Council NSW implemented a melanoma awareness campaign in summer 2006/07. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of the importance of sun protection.

The Wes Bonny Testimonial Campaign tells the true story of 26 year-old Wes Bonny who died of melanoma in March, 2010. Wes' story demonstrates that melanoma does affect young people. It acknowledges that people know how to protect themselves from the sun, but that they need to be more vigilant about it.

If you think tanning gives you a healthy glow, think again. Tanning is skin cells in trauma, trying to protect themselves from cancer. Here's a reminder of some hard-hitting facts.

Skin cancer is a benign or malignant cancer in the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is generated from the sun and enters our atmosphere—depending on the type of concentration it can have different affects on our skin.

The NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy builds on the achievements of the 2012–15 strategy and outlines a coordinated response to the primary prevention of skin cancer at a statewide level.

Evidence suggests that sun protection policies can help ensure skin cancer prevention is prioritised by organisations and governments, and plays a significant role in agenda setting.

Shade can provide a protective environment and ‘good quality’ shade has been shown to reduce UVR exposure by up to 75 per cent.