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The Role of Genetics in Skin Cancer and Melanoma

When you visit SunDoctors for your annual skin check, the doctors will more than likely ask you if you have a family history of skin cancer. This is because melanoma can run in the family, with roughly 10% of melanoma patients reporting a family history […]

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Don’t Forget to Pack the Sunscreen!

The travel bug has arrived thick and fast for many Australians, flocking to the closest airport now that the world has opened back up post-pandemic.  Whether you are travelling interstate to see family after a long time apart or you're planning […]

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Best Sunscreen for Eczema: Tips & Products for Your Skin

If you're one of the 1 million Australians living with atopic dermatitis (eczema), then you understand the challenges of finding the best protection against the summer sun. When you're dealing with skin irritation and inflammation, choosing […]

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Sun Safety for Tradespeople in Different Australian States

As tradespeople, your demanding work often exposes you to the harsh Australian sun, resulting in exposure to up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing ultraviolent radiation than the average indoor worker. Safeguarding your health under these conditions […]

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DIY Don’ts: Why At-Home Mole Removal Is a Bad Idea

Modern life, as busy as it often is, makes it easy to put important healthcare, like regular skin checks, on the back burner. Even if we know we should book in to get that new mole checked, sometimes, in a busy period, the idea of trying quick at-home […]

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Skin Under Siege: The Impact of Climate Change on Skin Cancer and Melanoma

The impacts of climate change have pervaded all aspects of our modern life, but the rise in global temperature means that our skin is at more risk now than ever. Considering Australia already has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the […]

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Decoding the Itch: Understanding Melanoma and Its Symptoms

When you notice an itch on your skin, it's not necessarily a cause for panic, but it is a signal worth heeding. Itchy skin doesn't automatically translate to a diagnosis of skin cancer or melanoma. Most skin growths and moles are harmless, and the […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Sunscreen for Babies

When it comes to the well-being of your little ones, there's no room for compromise. We all want to ensure our babies are safe, especially regarding sun exposure. As parents and grandparents, we understand the importance of protecting their delicate […]

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Sunscreen Considerations for Water Sports and Water Leisure Activities in Australia

Australia's stunning water bodies, from the ocean to the pool, beckon us year-round. However, as we revel in the aquatic delights, it's crucial to remember that the Australian sun is relentless. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays should be a […]

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Unlocking the Secrets of Sunscreens: Understanding Physical, Mineral, and Chemical Options

Australia's stunning climate beckons us to embrace the great outdoors, but the relentless Australian sun casts a perpetual shadow of skin damage risk. Sunscreen is your shield against these threats and is essential to your daily skincare routine. This […]

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Hypoallergenic Sunscreen 101: Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to taking care of your skin in the sun, choosing the right sunscreen is essential. But it's a game-changer for those with sensitive skin or a history of skin irritation. Hypoallergenic sunscreen is the solution, and in this comprehensive […]

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Choosing the Perfect Face Sunscreen: Factors to Consider for the Australian Sun

In the Australian sun, finding the right sunscreen is essential to protect your face. Explore the different face sunscreen types and discover which suits your skin type and needs. Australia is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and a climate […]

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Understanding the Risks of Skin Cancer from Playing Golf

As an outdoor activity, playing golf has a wide range of health benefits for your body. A deceptively leisurely sport, golf is helpful for staying fit by losing weight and body fat, as well as keeping social. With the average walking distance of a […]

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Sunscreen Options for Your Skin Type

While applying sunscreen daily is crucial, the choice of sunscreen can significantly impact your skin. Some brands and ingredients may not suit your skin type, which can deter you from incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine. However, sunscreen […]

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Flying Too Close to the Sun: The Risks of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer for Pilots and Flight Crew

Protect yourself in the air and on the ground. With the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, Australians are most at risk of developing melanoma and non-melanoma lesions. Every year, a million non-melanoma skin cancers are treated across […]

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National Skin Cancer Action Week 2023

20-26 November 2023
Every year at the start of summer the Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together to host a national skin cancer action week, as an important reminder to Australians of the significance of sun safety and early skin cancer detection - encourage friends, family to get a skin check with a GP or Dermatologist.
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