Melanoma march of­fers free skin checks

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An an­nual march rais­ing aware­ness of skin can­cer will be held again in Kar­ratha this Sun­day.

The 2016 Melanoma WA Melanoma March aims to raise aware­ness about preven­tion and sup­port­ing peo­ple liv­ing with melanoma.

A Melanoma WA spokeswo- man said com­mu­ni­ties in North West WA faced a higher-than-av­er­age ex­po­sure to UV ra­di­a­tion, in­creas­ing their risk.

The spokes­woman said re­search sug­gested peo­ple with more than 100 moles on their body were up to seven times more likely to de­velop the skin dis­ease. Reg­is­tra­tions for the march will be­gin at the Frank But­ler Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Sun­day, March 6 at 4.30pm.

Ev­ery­one who signs on for the walk can get a free skin screen­ing by Perth der­ma­tol­o­gist Claire Tait, who is fly­ing up for the event.

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