Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities.

Generation SunSmart

Sun, Skin and Health

Sun Skin Health book cover image

Skin cancer is Australia’s ‘national cancer’. At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and over 1000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every day. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. This book brings together leading experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, providing practical information about the sun and health.

The book begins with an explanation of what skin cancer is and how it forms, then discusses ultraviolet radiation and how to protect yourself, the effects of tanning, myths and truths about sunscreen, getting enough Vitamin D, the impact of the sun on your eyes, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, and life after skin cancer. It is a must-read for anyone living under the Australian and New Zealand sun.

Author Information

Terry Slevin is one of Cancer Council’s foremost experts on public health research and health promotion. He is currently Director, Education and Research, at Cancer Council Western Australia where he has worked since 1994. He has chaired the Cancer Council Australia National Skin Cancer Committee for over 3 years and currently also chairs the Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee. He was founding Chairman of the Cancer Council Australia Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee, and is an active researcher in cancer prevention and early detection issues.

Sun, Skin and Health is available for purchase from CSIRO