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Skin Under Siege: The Impact of Climate Change on Skin Cancer and Melanoma

The impacts of climate change have pervaded all aspects of our modern life, but the rise in global temperature means that our skin is at more risk now than ever. Considering Australia already has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the […]

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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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Understanding the Risks of Skin Cancer from Playing Golf

As an outdoor activity, playing golf has a wide range of health benefits for your body. A deceptively leisurely sport, golf is helpful for staying fit by losing weight and body fat, as well as keeping social. With the average walking distance of a […]

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Understanding the Link Between Men's Health and the Risk of Melanoma: 4 Things You Need to Know

A recent study by the Melanoma Institute Australia shows that 16,800 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, which is one person every 30 minutes. A shocking 1300 Australians will die from melanoma this year, which is […]

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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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Age Spot vs Skin Cancer - 5 Differences to Look For

It's common to develop new spots on our skin as we age. From patches of freckle-like marks to small red dots, most people will develop an age spot or two. But as it's impossible to get to know your skin inside out, how can you tell the difference between […]

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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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What are symptoms of melanoma? Learn the Early Signs of Melanoma 

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that can be life-threatening if not detected early. According to the Melanoma Institute, an Australian is diagnosed with Melanoma every 30 minutes. That's why it's more important than ever to be aware […]

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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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‘I delayed a Routine Skin Check…’ How delaying a skin check left radio presenter with permanent reminder.

When Canberra radio presenter, Georgia Stynes, first noticed a mark on her forehead during the lockdowns, she told herself it was probably nothing to worry about. Due to the pandemic, the last few years have been like none other, and many routines […]

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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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Do You Know the 7 Warning Signs of Skin Cancer?

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so every Australian needs to be aware of their skin and any changes to it. You probably already know that the earlier skin cancers are diagnosed, the better we can treat them. That's […]

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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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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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