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Local Residents Urged to Be Sun Smart

With the high temperatures expected across the region later this week, 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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Hot and sunny conditions are expected in Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla, with temperatures reaching the low to mid 30’s in some areas.

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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