­

How Skin Checks Improve Your Relationships

Many people prefer to get those suspicious moles or unusual lesions in hard to see spaces checked by a friend or family member. A recent study found these skin checks not only assist in spotting skin cancer early, but also help strengthening the bond between the two people.

The research was conducted by Dr. June Robinson, research professor of dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago and published in JAMA Dermatology on September 30th 2015.

When it comes to cancers, skin cancer happens to be the most common of all. While the cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are more frequently reported, they are not as dangerous as melanoma, which is the deadliest of all. Also, people who have had a history of melanoma are 10 times more likely to develop melanomas in the future. Early detection of suspicious lesions and moles on the skin holds the key to prevention of melanoma, because the identification of such suspicious spots before they become melanoma can actually save your life. […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Cabbie Cancer: Could your occupation cause skin cancer?

With the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, Australians have to be hyper vigilant of the effects of UVA and UVB exposure. We all know the rules of skin cancer prevention – wearing protective clothing, applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every two hours and covering our face and neck with a broad-rimmed hat. However, there are inevitably going to be times when we get aren’t as thorough in our sun-smart ways.

One example of this is called ‘Cabbie Cancer’ – a term used for taxi or truck drivers, who spend large periods of time behind the wheel, resulting in excessive sun exposure on the part of their face closest to the window. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Occupational Skin Cancers|0 Comments

Skin Biopsies And Skin Cancer

When you visit a skin cancer clinic to have your skin checked, it may be necessary for your doctor to remove a sample of skin in order to diagnose or rule out certain skin conditions; this procedure is known as a skin biopsy. A skin biopsy is a technique in which a specimen of skin tissue, known as a lesion, is removed, processed and studied under a microscope to examine the colour, shape, size or appearance of the skin.

There are different biopsy methods used by doctors depending on the size and area of the affected skin. Some types of skin biopsies that might be used to diagnose skin cancer include the following: […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Skin Biopsies|0 Comments

Eat to Beat Skin Cancer

Eating well, in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy and positive lifestyle, has myriad benefits. From our weight, body image, heart, and blood pressure, to a healthy mind, better skin and more energy – the benefits of a wholesome diet are seemingly endless. So, could the foods that we intake also aid in the prevention of skin cancer? Numerous medical studies suggest that foods containing certain vitamins and antioxidants might help prevent skin cancer.

As well as making a great summer barbequed or steamed meal, fish may help decrease the incidence of skin cancer. Fatty fish – such as salmon, tuna, sardines and trout – contain large quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to fight skin-damaging free radicals. It is thought that low skin cancer rates in the Mediterranean may be due to the large consumption of fish and plant-based foods. […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments
Request a Callback
  • Please complete the following form and we will call you back.
×