It’s time to take your skin seriously

‘Game On Mole’ is a call to action for everyone to be aware of changes to their skin, especially moles. As part of the Melanoma Foundation campaign, the team in Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Melanoma Unit are dedicated to educating everyone on the importance of sun protection and early detection.

Cheryl Cooley, Nurse Manager Surgery said, “With melanoma being the most common cancer affecting 15 to 39 year old Australians and Australia having one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, there is no time like the present to check your skin.”

Skin is your body’s largest organ, so you can get melanoma anywhere. For women it is most common on legs and for men it is most common on the back. If caught early 90% of melanomas can be cured by surgery. Early detection is vital to save lives.