With the warm summer months fast approaching, NSW Nationals Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton is urging everyone to get their skin checked.

“Many farming communities across my electorate are in the thick of harvest and summer is approaching, so I’ve thrown my support behind a campaign to raise awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer,” Mr Coulton said.

“Last week I was joined by former Australian test cricketer and now farmer, Peter Taylor of Gurley near Moree, to highlight the importance of getting a skin check.

“Skin cancer is often referred to as Australia’s ‘national cancer’, with Australia’s rates estimated to be the highest in the world.

“Having been a farmer myself, I know the days can be long – particularly at harvest time – and it’s easy to forget about things like skin protection.

“I’m urging everyone to get their skin checked and remind friends and family to do the same.”

To find out more visit www.skincancerunseen.com.au.