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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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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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Early Detection and Treatment of Back Skin Cancer

Your back is commonly exposed to the sun, so everyone is at risk of developing skin cancer there. It's especially hard to apply sunscreen to our backs ourselves and it's easy to miss spots we can't reach or see.  It's not just sunburn that puts […]

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Scalp Skin Cancer: The Hidden Danger Hiding Under Your Hair

Anyone who has had sunburn on their scalp knows it can be painful and difficult to soothe. And while you should wear a hat to protect your head, people don't often apply sunscreen to their scalp. When scalps are also covered in hair, detecting suspicious […]

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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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Is Skin Cancer Itchy? The Answer May Surprise You...

Skin cancers can become itchy but just because you have itchy skin, doesn't mean it's cancer.  Our biggest organ, skin, protects our bodies. It’s frequently exposed to UV rays and chemicals and therefore rashes and itchy spots can be a common […]

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Can you get skin cancer on your hands? You may be surprised

We put hats on our heads, clothing on our bodies and sunscreen on our faces, but our hands can often be left exposed to the sun more than we realise. Skin cancer can affect the hands, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common type. The two […]

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Do UV lights used in nail salons cause skin cancer?

In nail salons, lamps that emit ultraviolet light (UV light) are a common way to speed up the drying process for regular manicures and set gel manicures. While they may be effective and convenient, the question is, how safe are they really?  Australia […]

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How to Watch for and Prevent Skin Cancer on Your Lips

Skin cancers on the lips are also considered oral, or mouth, cancers. They can appear anywhere on the upper or lower lips but are more likely to be found on the bottom lip due to more regular sun exposure.   The lips can be a site for […]

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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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