Phil, John and the team have shared some of their screening data/summary with us and of the 57 people checked it was almost a complete 50/50 split with 28 males and 29 females. Thirteen people or 23% were referred and 21 people showed signs of life-threatening lesions (though please note all lesions are suspect only until proven by further investigation). Two people reported they had been checked within the last 12 months and 24 have been screened over a year ago. A more alarming number which the Lions Skin Clinic noted was higher than other towns they had visited was that 31 people had never been screened.
So, with this in mind, remember the next opportunity you get whether in Perth, Albany, Bunbury or a visiting clinic in a regional town be sure to GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED! A simple and short appointment that could help save you from a nasty surgery and more serious consequences.
A big thanks to the Lions Skin Clinic for reaching out and adding Dumbleyung to their road trip list of locations to visit. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was great to see a huge turnout and have so many locals checked and further thanks for your patience as appointments were slightly delayed.