Sunscreen is becoming more and more important with every year that goes by, no matter where you are in Australia. Even if you’re spending your days in lockdown or an office, SPF is still an integral, if not the most important, aspect of your skincare year-round. Clouds and windows don’t […]
With the country starting to open again, people are travelling around Australia more than ever, meaning their skin is more exposed to the harsh Australian sun. For example, if you’re local to Tasmania and travelling to Cairns – your skin will experience a much different type of sun exposure than […]
Terms like skin cells, melanoma and treatment may seem overwhelming and our aim is to bring you the latest in skin cancer information so you can feel well informed to provide regular self-skin checks. Skin cancer is common in both men and women and can range from highly treatable to […]
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Two out of three Australians can expect to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
In 2004, Jason Sprott, the founder of Mates Against Melanoma, became one of the many Australian’s diagnosed with melanoma. Today he […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]