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Flying Too Close to the Sun: The Risks of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer for Pilots and Flight Crew

Protect yourself in the air and on the ground. With the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, Australians are most at risk of developing melanoma and non-melanoma lesions. Every year, a million non-melanoma skin cancers are treated across the […]

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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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Surfing Sun Protection - 10 Sun Safety Tips for Surfers in Australia

A day at the beach hitting the waves is an ingrained part of the Australian lifestyle.  Unfortunately, a higher UV ray level and an increased chance of skin cancer are also a part of living Down Under, so it’s essential to practice good sun […]

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The Dangers of Working in Australia: A Look at Aussie Jobs with the Highest Risk of Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Skin cancer is Australia's cancer. Exposure to our sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the strongest in the world and is the cause of at least 95% of all skin cancers and melanoma. With so much of our lives spent in the sun, […]

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How to keep kids safe in the sun at early childcare centres 

Learning about sun safety at early childcare centres not only protects your child from the harmful effects of the sun now, but it can also reduce their chance of developing skin cancer later in life. Sustaining several serious sunburns early on in […]

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How to keep kids cool and sun safe at school

In the middle of a summer heatwave, it's normal for parents and carers to worry about how their children are keeping cool and sun smart at school. However, sun safety should be an all-year-round consideration. While many parents rely on temperature […]

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Sun Safety for Families at Outdoor events and festivals

Essential Sun Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities, Concerts, Sporting Events and Festivals Australia is known for its golden beaches, exciting sports games, unmissable music festivals, and a whole range of outdoor events. However, it's easy to neglect […]

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Cycling Sun Protection - 12 Sun Safety Tips for Cyclists in Australia

Cycling is a fantastic way to stay active, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. However, all that time in the sun can have serious consequences unless you take the proper precautions. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer […]

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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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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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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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Tips for a Successful Summer Sun Safety Routine in 2023

Spending time outside is a quintessential Australian pastime, and it is a wonderful way to reduce stress, remain active and enjoy the positive effects of vitamin D. However, the beauty and benefits of the Australian sun are not without its dangers, […]

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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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Don't Brush It Off: How to Recognise Skin Cancer on Your Arms

Whether you're driving, hanging out the washing or playing sports, your upper body is exposed to the sun more than you probably realise on a daily basis. This means the skin on our arms is more likely to see excessive sun exposure over the course of […]

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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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Melanoma March 2024

Melanoma March celebrates Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness and funds for research to reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma – a goal we believe we can reach this decade.

Melanoma March is saving lives.
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