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Melanoma - check your skin for cancer

More people die of skin cancer each year than are killed on our roads, and outside workers are exposed to up to 10 times the UV radiation of indoor workers.

But early detection can prevent most skin cancer deaths - a message that's particularly important for businesses with people who work outside. 

Below are a range of resources from the Health Promotion Agency and other organisations, such as Melanoma New Zealand, including posters, flyers and a wallet card showing how to check your skin for cancer and what various melanomas look like.

The resources are aimed at encouraging New Zealanders - particularly men - to check their skins regularly for any moles, freckles or spots that may be new or have changed over time, and to see a doctor if they're concerned.

The message is that skin checks are vital - to save lives, and our families a lot of grief. 

Because it is essential the resources showing moles are well printed with the right colours, some of the Health Promotion Agency resources below are not available for download and can only be ordered in hardcopy. 

Also see resources to help bust myths around sun safety, aimed primarily at male outdoor workers.

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