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What Does the Sun Do to Your Skin to Cause Cancer?

In Australia, one person is diagnosed with the skin cancer every half an hour. Additionally, two out of three Australians can expect to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Yet we remain complacent about what damage the sun does to our skin, and how to protect […]

Shadow Treasurer – Jim Chalmers, Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers has revealed he was recently diagnosed with skin cancer.

“Last week I became one of around 16,000 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer this year.  I’d mentioned to my doctor in passing that a darker than usual mole had appeared on my chest. Subsequent tests showed it was a melanoma.”

Jim Chalmers […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Cancer Council’s Warning for Australian Men!

The Australian climate is known for its harsh sun and high UV, which mean two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

A shocking study in NSW show that men over the age of 40 are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed and 2.5 […]

Veteran TV Presenter Peter Overton has Life-Saving Skin Cancer Surgery

Veteran Channel Nine newsreader Peter Overton has disclosed he had to undergo emergency surgery this week after his dermatologist spotted something unusual during a routine skin check.

The journalist shared a photo from his hospital bed on Twitter after having Melanoma removed from his right temple.

Overton shares a photo from the hospital bed […]

By |November 20th, 2020|Skin Cancer Checks, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

When Should You Start Worrying About A Mole

Moles come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to know when they are just regular growths and when they are showing signs of skin cancer. It is important to check your moles every once in a while and look for indications that it might be time […]

By |March 6th, 2020|Moles, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

5 Myths About Sunscreen and Why They Are Wrong

Using sunscreen causes vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and the immune system, which makes it an important nutrient for our bodies. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D. However, the amount of sun exposure needed to produce the […]

By |February 28th, 2020|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection, Vitamin D|0 Comments

Moles and Freckles. What Are They and What Causes Them?

Our bodies are constantly growing, changing and evolving which means that finding new spots and growths on our skin throughout our live is common. These growths can be caused by any number of factors from normal development to aging or skin damage. Some of the most common spots found on […]

By |February 20th, 2020|Facts & Myths, Moles, Skin Cancer Risk|0 Comments

What Key Ingredients You Should Look For When Buying Sunscreen

There are a multitude of ingredients and many different types of sunscreen out there, so this article will try to simplify what ingredients to look for and when you should use them. What ingredients to look for will depend on what situations you will encounter throughout the day, and with […]

By |February 10th, 2020|Skin Cancer Prevention, Sun Protection|0 Comments

How Can Telehealth Improve Skin Cancer Detection

Technology is progressing at breakneck pace, from nanotechnology to stem cell research it is developing faster than most people can keep up with, and the health industry is no different. One of the best advancements in skin cancer detection in recent years has been telehealth.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is the delivery […]

By |January 27th, 2020|Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

Does Glass Protect You From The Sun?

Most people probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the kind of protection that the glass around them is providing against the sun. It is easy to believe that once we are indoors or slip on that fancy pair of sunglasses that we are shielded from the kind […]

By |January 18th, 2020|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments
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