Cancer Institute NSW
Important facts about tanning
Tanning in Australia is common, with Australia having the second highest melanoma rates in the world for both makes and females - second only to New Zealand.
If you think tanning gives you a healthy glow, think again. Here's a reminder of some hard-hitting facts.
- Tanning is skin cells in trauma, trying to protect themselves from cancer.
- One damaged skin cell can start a melanoma growing.
- A melanoma need only be 1mm deep to spread to other parts of the body.