There are endless reasons to love summer in Melbourne. Rooftop cocktails on warm evenings, cinema under the stars, roadtrips to the beach, festivals like the Australian Open and Midsumma – we could go on and on. But on scorching summer days, there's one thing no one wants to think about: skin cancer. It's one of the most common cancers in Australia (it's estimated that 14,000 people will be affected by it in 2018), and it's something that even the most sun-smart among us risk on a daily basis. Despite what we've been taught in primary school, slip slop slap isn't always enough.
Thankfully, it's also one of the most easily detectable cancers. It's important to get your skin checked regularly for early signs, which is why a free pop-up skin checking clinic is the smartest thing we've heard about this summer (except for maybe watermelon ice cream sandwiches).
So here's the dealio: the TAL SpotChecker will be open at Fed Square on the weekend of January 27-28 from 9am-6pm. All you need to do is visit the TAL website and book a free session with a skin cancer specialist. Limited walk-in sessions will also be available.