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How a small mark on Aussie mum's nose turned into skin cancer

A South Australian mother has taken to social media with an important message: wear sunscreen, even in winter. In June, Tracy Warncken, 50, spoke out about her experience with skin cancer which cast a dark cloud over 2022, while simultaneously teaching […]

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Are All Melanomas Deadly? - The Latest Research

In Australia, we are at a higher risk of skin cancer compared to other countries. While both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are serious conditions that require medical care, melanoma remains the most dangerous and aggressive form […]

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Skin cancer news: Pressure on brands to follow tanning guidelines

As the weather turns warmer, the temptation to tan grows for many Australians.  But the message that ‘no tan is safe’ is easily mislaid amongst the Instagram filters and beauty standards that sell the glowing bronze ideal.  There is now, […]

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How a Facial Can Save Your Life…

Early detection is key to the successful treatment of skin cancer. Unfortunately, skin cancer can be easy to miss on your own skin, as you neglect to notice slight changes over time or are too busy to remember to study your skin regularly. Moreso, […]

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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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News Update: Skin Cancer Rates Increase for Older Populations

A long life spent in one of the sunniest countries in the world sounds like a dream come true. And for many people, it is, with the average life expectancy increasing and the quality of living improving for older Australians. However, after spending […]

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Melanoma Research in the News: Australia’s New Research Advancements

Swedish world-leading expert Professor Jonas Nilsson visited Western Australia’s Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (HPIOMR) in 2020 to take the position of inaugural chair of melanoma discovery and has since stayed on to continue his research […]

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A Life-Saving Spot: Hockey Fan Saves an Assistant Manager’s Life

In melanoma news overseas, The New York Times has recently shared the story of a hockey fan who saved the Vancouver Canuck’s assistant equipment manager’s life. The fan, Nadia Popovici, was watching the game when she looked down and saw a worrisome […]

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Shadow Treasurer - Jim Chalmers, Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

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 […]

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Cancer Council's Warning for Australian Men!

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 […]

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Veteran TV Presenter Peter Overton has Life-Saving Skin Cancer Surgery

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 […]

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Ground Breaking Innovations That Could Help With Skin Cancer

Medicine is moving at a blistering pace, so it is always interesting to look at the new innovations being investigated and to think about how it might apply to diseases like skin cancer. Below is a list of some of the most exciting ground breaking […]

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Better Diagnose Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of Australia’s most widespread cancers, with over 80% of new cancer cases every year being attributed to skin cancer alone. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounts for around 10% of new cancer cases diagnosed, which […]

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Barnaby Joyce warns about skin cancer as he undergoes treatment

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is a "lesson to all" on why you should wear a hat to avoid skin cancer. Mr Joyce is currently using a cream to burn off skin cancers on his forehead, cheek and temple. He told the ABC that Australians who […]

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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 […]

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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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