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Is skin cancer fatal? The truth about one of Australia’s biggest killers and how you can help prevent it

While the prevalence of skin cancer is very high in Australia, mortality rates have been declining since the 1980s. Even people diagnosed with melanoma have an overall 5-year survival rate of 90%. Still, melanoma is responsible for most of the skin cancer deaths in Australia, and, if discovered late, poses […]

What are the most common types of skin cancer (and how to check your skin)

Being informed about skin cancer is an important part of life in Australia. It’s important not only to know how to protect yourself against the sun but also what skin cancer is, how common it is and how you can check your skin.

There are three types of skin cancer:

Basal […]

What does a cancerous mole look like?

Although having professionals check your skin at your annual skin check is an essential part of skin cancer prevention and early detection, checking your own skin every three months is just as important. Here’s our easy guide on how to check your own skin and recognise the warning signs of […]

How many Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer each year? Looking back over the years

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, with almost two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer during their lifetimes. This is why early detection and prevention are so important.

While some people are especially at risk – such as those with […]

Where to get your next skin cancer check – hassle-free and affordable prevention

Skin cancer prevention is an important part of keeping yourself healthy, especially if you are regularly exposed to the sun, have fair skin, light hair and light-coloured eyes.

In addition to checking yourself for any possible changes – which you should do every three months – there are also easy, […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The simple way you can get tested for skin cancer (and it won’t cost you a fortune)

Keeping on top of skin cancer doesn’t have to be difficult. Although conducting self-checks for skin cancer once every three months is important, regularly getting your skin looked at by a professional is essential for early detection, treatment and prevention.

At SunDoctors, we welcome new patients to come in for […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

How to spot skin cancer – what it looks like and what to do next

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Australia, with thousands of Australians diagnosed every year. In fact, according to the Cancer Council:

More than 750,000 Australians are treated each year for at least one non-melanoma skin cancers, with over 2,000 deaths annually
Around 2 in 3 Australians […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The Link Between Sun Exposure & Shingles

Most people know that suffering through shingles is no picnic. But how much do we actually know about this virus? What causes it and how is it treated? Can you go outside with shingles? And is there a link between shingles and sun exposure?

What is shingles?

Shingles is similar in nature […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Clinic, GP or Dermatologist – Who is the Specialist?

Whether you’re worried you might have skin cancer or are just seeking advice on prevention strategies, it’s hard to know who is best to speak to. Do you go to the Skin Cancer Clinic or GP? The Skin Specialist or Dermatologist?

Let us break down the differences between each of these […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Measure the UV & Your Sun Exposure with a Smart Watch

Despite our best efforts, it is sometimes tough to realise how much sun exposure we’re getting, especially if we’re sat at the beach enjoying a pleasant breeze. The good news is that your smart watch can now measure your UV and sun exposure for you!

What is UV?

UV stands for Ultraviolet. […]

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