Penshurst: Free Skin Cancer Check and Awareness Unit

May 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am May 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and Lions Clubs in Victoria and Southern NSW are doing something practical about reducing that level and its impact on families.

The incorporated charity, the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation, has put a Skin Check and Awareness Unit on the road, following excellent financial support from Lions Clubs and generous public and private supporters.

The Lions Club of Penshurst is proud to announce that the Skin Check van will be visiting Penshurst in front of the Penshurst Memorial Hall on Friday 6th May and Saturday 7th May, 2022.

The van will provide a free skin screening service to local people and will be operated by fully trained, certificated and professionally supervised volunteers. The unit will also be a valuable resource for local people to access not only the skin check, but valuable and timely information about skin care and self-checking techniques.

We know early detection of skin lesions potentially saves lives, so this visit will be a timely support and reminder to local people of the need to take care of their skin.

Following the skin check, visitors will be issued with a referral to their GP if there are any suspect spots or lesions. The Unit is not a medical clinic, so diagnosis or treatment requirements are not discussed – it simply provides the skin check and alerts the visitor to skin lesions that require further checking and attention: a great first step in ensuring urgent needs are addressed.

The airconditioned van has three fully equipped screening rooms and an entry foyer, as well as a disabled lift and entry at the rear.

To book a free Skin Cancer Screening, local and surrounding residents should contact Sue Jellie on 0418 141 301.