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here’s something intrinsically healthy about the beach.
Fresh salty air, sunshine, white sand and clean, refreshing water – it oozes
goodness. And that’s without even considering all the exercise possibilities.
Walking, r unning, water wading, swimming, surfing and kite-surfing are
the most obvious. Then there are all the sports that can be played in the
sand, such as volleyball, soccer, r ugby and cricket, to name a few.
While there are the die-hard beach lovers who brave it year round,
it’s summer on the beach that most of us love, for both relaxation and
exercise. However, as the beach beckons, we must remember that one of
the things we love most about it is also its biggest threat.
The sun that so many of us worship is, potentially, a killer. We all know
this and with the launch of Cancer Council Australia’s ‘Slip Slop Slap’
SunSmart campaign in 1981, the message has been drilled into us for more
than two decades that we need to cover up to avoid skin cancer.
Skin cancer develops when a cell in the skin goes through a series
of changes that make it a cancer cell. The main cause is from exposure
to ultraviolet (UV) radiation – from the sun and other sources, such as
solariums. There are two types of non-melanoma skin cancers, in addition
to melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
In the past 20 years in Western Australia, the incidence of melanoma
and non-melanoma skin cancer has increased. Figures from Cancer
Council WA show that for men aged 50 to 59, the incidence of melanoma
per 100,000 head of population increased from about 40 in 1982 to 90
in 2007. For women aged 60 to 69 in the same period, the incidence per
100,000 went from around 55 to 100.
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, and WA
has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in Australia, behind
Queensland. About 1000 West Australians are diagnosed with melanoma
each year and 43,000 with non-melanoma skin cancer. About 180 West
Australians die from skin cancer each year.
However, we certainly can’t spend our summer hidden away indoors.
Aside from enjoying fresh air and all the activities associated with the
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