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When to Worry About a Mole? - Signs to Look For

Moles are normal and quite common. Most of us have a them on our bodies. So why would we need to worry about moles? Well, they can sometimes progress into skin cancer, particularly the more dangerous kind called melanoma.  Moles are typically […]

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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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Are there Symptoms of Skin Cancer? + 8 Signs to Look for

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and Australia has one of the highest rates in the world. However, like other types of cancer, skin cancer is easiest to treat if it is detected early. This is why it is so important to understand […]

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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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Signs of Skin Cancer on the Face + How to Prevent It

The face is one of the most common parts of the body where skin cancer can develop. It's no wonder, given that it's the most exposed area of the body along with the ears, neck and hands. There is good news however- you can prevent skin cancer […]

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The Early Stages of Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, with Australia having an above-average rate of cases. The good news about skin cancer is that with early detection and the right treatment, patients can make a full recovery. While that's […]

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How a small mark on Aussie mum's nose turned into skin cancer

A South Australian mother has taken to social media with an important message: wear sunscreen, even in winter. In June, Tracy Warncken, 50, spoke out about her experience with skin cancer which cast a dark cloud over 2022, while simultaneously teaching […]

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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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Skin cancer news: Pressure on brands to follow tanning guidelines

As the weather turns warmer, the temptation to tan grows for many Australians.  But the message that ‘no tan is safe’ is easily mislaid amongst the Instagram filters and beauty standards that sell the glowing bronze ideal.  There is now, […]

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Are there Different Types of Skin Cancer? - 3 Types to Watch for

Skin cancer - you've likely heard of it, spent your life trying to avoid it, or experienced it first hand. It refers to an uncontrolled abnormal growth of skin cells caused by exposure to UV rays, and develops primarily on the most sun exposed areas […]

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The benefits of visiting a local skin cancer clinic

Are you thinking about your next skin check? Or, maybe you've seen signs for a skin cancer clinic in your area and are wondering what's so special about it. If you're not sure what a local skin cancer clinic can do for you, read through our guide to […]

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How to Use Makeup to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Remember the old adage to 'let your skin breathe', or that going natural once in a while is good for your skin? There is one thing your skin never needs a break from - SPF. When it comes to SPF, it can be tempting to take shortcuts or assume that […]

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When ‘letting life get in the way’ turns fatal…

Like many of us, Matt Kean was a busy, hardworking family man who let life get in the way of his regular skin checks. That was until skin cancer stopped him in his tracks. At the age of 38, he was shocked to discover that the mole he had been ignoring […]

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SPF - The Ultimate Anti-Aging Tool

Protect your skin from UV Rays Skin is the biggest organ of the body, and it can reflect your health and general well-being just as your stomach would react to bad food or your muscles to poor movement. One of the biggest dangers to your skin is the […]

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