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Eyre Residents Urged to Be Sun Smart

With the sunny conditions across the region this weekend, the Rural Doctors Association is reminding locals to be sun smart to minimise the risk of skin cancer and going under the knife.

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Temperatures are increasing into the 30’s in some areas, with Kimba and Wudinna both reaching 33 degrees on Saturday.

In a statement, the President of the Association, Dr Megan Belot said skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and melanoma rates are higher in regional, rural and remote areas than in the cities.

She says all year round, but particularly in summer, it’s important to be sun smart and get regular skin checks, and is urging people to make an appointment with their local rural doctor with skin cancer skills.

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