On Instagram, an account encouraging skin checks for young people is quietly saving lives

Source: ABC.net.au, August 2019

Long holidays in the sun. Years of training at nippers. Weekends at the beach.

Jade tanned easily, but she says she basically did what the iconic Slip, Slop, Slap campaign urged us all to do in the 90s. Sometimes imperfectly, sure, but isn’t everyone guilty of forgetting to reapply now and then?

By late 2018, Jade had made 27 laps around the sun – and spent 27 summers basking underneath it – when she found herself getting her skin checked for the very first time.

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