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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

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

Top 5 Conditions Often Mistaken For Skin Cancer

Finding a new bump or growth on your skin can be worrisome, particularly if you are a person that is concerned about the health of their skin. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and in Australia alone we have more than 13,000 cases diagnosed every year. Therefore, […]

By |November 28th, 2019|Facts & Myths, Skin Cancer|0 Comments

How Safe is Sunscreen?

Recent media attention has once again brought sunscreen into the spotlight and has people questioning whether it is truly safe for regular use. This comes from a study by the American FDA that ingredients in sunscreen may be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, the fact that sunscreen is absorbed into […]

Skin Cancer Facts and Statistics

Skin cancer is a common and possibly life-threatening disease that often suffers from misconceptions. In order to understand what skin cancer is, and what it means for Australians, it is important to put this disease in perspective through some facts and statistics.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

Basal […]

By |June 10th, 2019|Facts & Myths, Skin Cancer|0 Comments

Most Common Myths About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, with two in three people diagnosed in their lifetime. With over 2000 people a year dying from skin cancer in the country it is vital to know fact from fiction. Here are five common myths about skin cancer that […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Facts & Myths, Skin Cancer|0 Comments

Where to get your next skin cancer check – hassle-free and affordable prevention

Skin cancer prevention is an important part of keeping yourself healthy, especially if you are regularly exposed to the sun, have fair skin, light hair and light-coloured eyes.

In addition to checking yourself for any possible changes – which you should do every three months – there are also easy, […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The simple way you can get tested for skin cancer (and it won’t cost you a fortune)

Keeping on top of skin cancer doesn’t have to be difficult. Although conducting self-checks for skin cancer once every three months is important, regularly getting your skin looked at by a professional is essential for early detection, treatment and prevention.

At SunDoctors, we welcome new patients to come in for […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

How to spot skin cancer – what it looks like and what to do next

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Australia, with thousands of Australians diagnosed every year. In fact, according to the Cancer Council:

More than 750,000 Australians are treated each year for at least one non-melanoma skin cancers, with over 2,000 deaths annually
Around 2 in 3 Australians […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments
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