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The start of summer in Australia is an important time for nurses to turn their focus to the skin. Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates worldwide, with current predictions forecasting at least two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Luckily, skin cancer is visible, mostly preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Though the rates of skin cancer diagnoses are forecast to increase, the stable figures for individuals under the age of 45 currently reflect Australia’s long-standing public education on UV (ultraviolet) avoidance and protection.