Dark side of the sun

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Three decades after we were first told to slip, slop slap, skin cancer remains one of Australia’s greatest health challenges.

Jimmy Niggles wants to see skin screening become a national priority.

He founded skin cancer prevention charity The Beard Season after his mate died of melanoma at age 26.

As part of his work with the foundation, Jimmy recently held a free skin check for 166 people at the Australian Open of surfing and found five people with stage two melanoma and 29 with early stage skin cancers.

Watch the video to see why skin cancer remains one of Australia's greatest health challenges.

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