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Everyday activities can cause sunburn

Many people are surprised when they are diagnosed with skin cancer, especially those who haven’t spent a lot of time at the beach. Just because many Australians have grown up in coastal areas, it doesn’t mean that everyone enjoys spending time swimming and surfing.

As more research is undertaken about the causes of skin cancer and beach goers are starting to implement sun-smart activities, the reasons why Australians are now being diagnosed with skin cancer is beginning to change.  According to a report that was recently published by the Australian Cancer Council Australia, almost 50% of weekend sunburns occur while people are doing everyday household activities. […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Skin Cancer, Sunburn Treatment|0 Comments

Sunny days for SunDoctors as Banjo Business Awards finalist

SunDoctors are delighted to announce that our clinic in Orange NSW has been nominated as a finalist for the 2015 Banjo Business Awards in the Professional Health and Wellbeing category.

These awards are a celebration of local businesses in the city of Orange and demonstrate the qualities that contribute to the community’s ongoing growth and vitality.

The Orange Business Chamber website states that these awards “recognise the important contribution local business makes to the fabric, well-being and growth of our city. The Awards provide the ideal platform to publicly recognise and reward excellence in business.”

SunDoctors wishes to thank all our patients who voted for the clinic, and we will continue our efforts to provide valuable, expert skin cancer diagnosis and treatment services to members of the Orange community. […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Banjo Business Awards|0 Comments

Vit B3 can help reduce return of skin cancer

Results of a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly reduces the incidence of recurring non-melanoma skin cancers among people who have had at least two non-melanoma skin cancers in the past five years. The researchers conducted a year-long study of 386 people, who averaged 66 years old and found that people who participated in the study and who took vitamin B3 twice a day reduced their chances of developing new skin cancers by 23 percent. The beneficial effects, however, declined when the participants stopped taking the supplement.

It is thought that nicotinamide assists in protecting the skin’s immune system from UV radiation by giving skin cells with an additional energy boost when they are in recovery mode after being in the sun. […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Moles, Skin Cancer Checks, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments
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