Slip Slop Slap getting results

The Slip Slop Slap message has helped Australia become the first country in the world to experience a reduction in skin cancer.

Cancer experts say they are encouraged by the early figures that show fewer Australians under the age of 45 have been diagnosed with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer than the generation before them.

While other countries are experiencing an increase in skin cancer it seems the message is impacting on Australians.

The Cancer Council's Terry Slevin said the change could be attributed to campaigns including `Slip Slop Slap'