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How COVID-19 Has Made Skin Cancer More Deadly

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries, from forced closures of restaurants to limiting retail services and even forcing hospitals and aged care homes to revert to a skeleton staff. The flow-on effect of these impacts is widespread, with some being evident and immediate, and others not set to reveal […]

By |November 16th, 2021|Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

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 than usual mole had appeared on my chest. Subsequent tests showed it was a melanoma.”

Jim Chalmers […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

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 2.5 […]

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 having Melanoma removed from his right temple.

Overton shares a photo from the hospital bed […]

By |November 20th, 2020|Skin Cancer Checks, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Do If You Spot Signs of Skin Cancer on Your Skin

Finding a spot on your skin that looks like skin cancer can be extremely frightening, however, it is important not to let your anxieties overcome you and to understand that most cases are treatable if they are caught early enough. If you believe that you are suffering from skin cancer […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Skin Cancer Checks, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

How Often Should You Get Your Skin Checked

Australian’s love their great outdoors, from a great summer barbeque to taking a dip in Bondi Beach or camping in a national park, when summer hits it’s hard to stay inside. This outdoor obsession comes with innumerable benefits, however, without proper precautions it can also be dangerous for our skin.

The […]

Do children need skin cancer checks?

There is nothing that scares parents more than the idea of their child being sick, so one of the most frequently asked questions in cancer clinics is should their children have regular checks for skin cancer.

Since most moles grow between birth and young adulthood, it can often be concerning to […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Get Your Skin Checked

The Australian lifestyle is all about the great outdoors, the sun, surf and good friends out on a beautiful summer’s day. The way we lead our lives, however, means that skin cancer is a prominent issue for many Australians. In fact melanoma is the third most common cancer amongst Australians, […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Moles, Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Top 10 safety tips for summer – don’t skip number 8!

Enjoying a hassle-free day in the sun is extremely important in Australia, where 2 out of every 3 people will likely be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. With that in mind, SunDoctors has collected the top 10 safety tips to bear in mind during summer.

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5 sun safety tips Mums should be aware of this summer

As a mum, protecting your children from UV radiation is a top priority. According to the Cancer Council, up to 50% of a person’s total UV exposure up to age 60 occurs before they turn 20. With this in mind, here are our five top tips for protecting your family […]

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