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Skin cancer and your children: How to spot the signs

Being responsible for the health of your child's skin can be a daunting prospect – especially when their skin is more vulnerable to the sun's UV rays than yours! But protecting your child from skin cancer doesn't have to be complicated; there are […]

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10 Questions to Ask When Coping with the Unexpected Costs and Stress of a Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with melanoma is a difficult moment for anyone. After coming to terms with their diagnosis, the next concern many patients have is how they will tell their loved ones and the next steps afterwards. Dealing with stress and the practical […]

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5 Reasons Why Men Refuse to Get Skin Checks

You don't have to live in Australia for long to realise that skin cancer is a major concern. If you were born after 1980, chances are you've heard 'slip slop slap' on the television and radio for decades, more recently adding 'seek and slide' to the […]

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Basal Cell Carcinoma: Protection and Treatment Options

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It occurs most frequently in sun-exposed regions of the body. Although this skin cancer rarely spreads (metastasizes) to other organs of the body, it can cause the destruction of surrounding […]

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What Melanoma Treatment Options are Available to Me?

Melanoma is a serious condition, and you wouldn't be alone if you were wondering what treatment options are available. It's important to recognise from the beginning that the best person to guide you on how to address and treat melanoma is your doctor. […]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Protection & Treatment Options

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a major type of cancer that arises from the outer epidermal layer of the skin and mucous membranes and occurs most commonly in areas exposed to the sun. If untreated, squamous cell carcinoma may penetrate and destroy […]

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Vitamin D: Sources & How much do you need?

Vitamin D is a hormone essential for many functions in the body. The most well known is for bone health. Deficiencies can lead to diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis. More recently it has become apparent that people who have low vitamin D levels […]

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Seborrhoeic Keratoses: Causes and Treatment Options

Seborrhoeic Keratoses (SKs) are common, benign (non-cancerous) growths that can occur almost anywhere on the skin. Some people get just one; others develop many. Usually beginning as small, rough bumps, SKs tend to eventually thicken and develop a […]

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What is Skin Cancer

Jump to the topics: Skin cancer is a common and possibly life-threatening disease that often suffers from a myriad of misconceptions. In order to understand what skin cancer is and what it means for Australians, it is important to put this disease […]

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How to Check Your Own Skin

“2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Early detection through skin self-examination potentially reduces the risk of advanced melanoma by 63% through early detection of thinner lesions.”* What to look for: How […]

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Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Explained

The Australian sun has been getting hotter and hotter over the last century and by now most Australians have learnt that they should apply sunscreen every time they step out into the sun for any length of time longer than popping down to the local […]

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What are the most common types of skin cancer (and how to check your skin)

Each year, more than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer alone. This is why being informed about skin cancer, and being pro-active with its prevention is an important part of living an Australian life. With National Skin Cancer Week fast approaching […]

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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, […]

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Treatments for Sunburn + Relief & Prevention

Sunburn is your body's reaction to too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Too much sun causes the top layer of your skin to release chemicals that cause your blood vessels to expand and leak fluids, causing inflammation, pain, and redness. Without protection, […]

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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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