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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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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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Seeing Spots? How Skin Cancer Spots Differ from Other Spot Types

As a sun-loving nation, it's important to keep an eye on spots on our skin. Normal moles are incredibly common and develop during childhood and adolescence — by 15, the average Australian has over 50 moles. However, early detection is ideal if the […]

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Sunspots on Your Skin - Is it Age or Melanoma?

It can be unnerving to discover a skin spot that you've never seen before. Could the new lump or bump be a sign of something sinister, or is it merely a harmless age spot?  Find out the difference between age spots and melanoma and when to call […]

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What Does a Melanoma Look Like?

Our skin is a phenomenal organ in the body and also one of the most complex. It carries out a multitude of roles in the maintenance of health, but it can also harbour many problems, including skin cancer.  It can be difficult to discern what a […]

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Spotting the Signs: How to Identify Cancerous Moles

It is a well-known fact that the early detection of any sort of cancer often results in a better prognosis. This is also the case with skin cancer.  Melanoma can be diagnosed if it is detected early and treatment is sought before it becomes metastatic. […]

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A Visual Guide to Identifying Cancerous Moles: What to Look for in Pictures

Skin cancer can affect people of all ages, on any part of the body. This is why it's important to be aware of spots and marks of concern by conducting regular skin checks on yourself.  Knowing what skin changes to look for can help […]

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Skin Cancer or Mole: Knowing the difference could save your life

Skin cancer is one of the most common of all human cancers. Early skin cancer diagnosis and management is crucial for preventing its long-term consequences. While regular skin checks are a must, being able to tell the difference between skin cancer […]

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When to Worry About a Mole? - Signs to Look For

Moles are normal and quite common. Most of us have a them on our bodies. So why would we need to worry about moles? Well, they can sometimes progress into skin cancer, particularly the more dangerous kind called melanoma.  Moles are typically […]

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Arm Mole Count May Predict Skin Cancer Risk

Moles, or nevi, are benign tumours found on most adults. Despite continous skin cancer research, why we develop moles and why some people have more moles on their arms, legs, or back remains largely unknown. A mole, or nevus, is formed when the cells […]

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What Does a Cancerous Mole Look Like? Normal vs Cancerous Moles

Are you wondering if that new mole on your arm is benign or cancerous? Well, it's difficult to give a straightforward answer to what a cancerous mole looks like because there are different types of skin cancer with varying appearances. In general, […]

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Why Do I Have SO Many Moles on My Body?! - 5 Reasons

If you have a lot of moles on your body, you might be worried about the increased risk of skin cancer. While a large number of moles and having certain types of moles can put you at an increased risk of melanoma, you don't need to worry about every […]

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New moles: What causes the sudden appearance of moles?

Have you ever noticed a new mole appear on your skin unexpectedly? While most moles are harmless, the sudden appearance of a new mole can sometimes be a cause for concern.  It's important to understand what causes them and how to monitor them […]

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The Early Stages of Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, with Australia having an above-average rate of cases. The good news about skin cancer is that with early detection and the right treatment, patients can make a full recovery. While that's […]

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When ‘letting life get in the way’ turns fatal…

Like many of us, Matt Kean was a busy, hardworking family man who let life get in the way of his regular skin checks. That was until skin cancer stopped him in his tracks. At the age of 38, he was shocked to discover that the mole he had been ignoring […]

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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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