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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 […]

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What causes skin cancer? Top expert opinions about best way to prevent skin cancer

According to the Australian Cancer Council, skin cancer is mainly caused by an exposure to UV radiation, which is emitted by the sun. And, before tanning salons were banned in Australia, some people also received unhealthy dosages of UV radiation from […]

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What is the success rate for common skin cancer if it is diagnosed early?

You probably already know that the earlier that skin cancer is detected and diagnosed, the better the prognosis generally is. What exactly that means regarding the three types of skin cancer might motivate you further to get to know your skin and observe […]

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National Skin Cancer Action Week - Prevention and Tips

With 95% of all melanoma being linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, we probably don't need to convince you of the importance of sun protection. To help you enjoy a safe and hassle-free summer, here are some tips on how to protect yourself […]

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The cost, screening process and benefits of getting a skin cancer check

Looking after your health can be stressful sometimes, but you can do one easy thing to stay on top of it: get annual skin checks. Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in Australia, with almost two thirds of Australians being diagnosed throughout […]

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Is skin cancer fatal? The truth about one of Australia's biggest killers and how you can help prevent it

With National Skin Cancer Action Week starting on Sunday 18th November, it has never been more important to raise awareness of skin cancer, and knowing how to prevent it. While the prevalence of skin cancer is very high in Australia, mortality […]

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What are the most common types of skin cancer (and how to check your skin)

Each year, more than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer alone. This is why being informed about skin cancer, and being pro-active with its prevention is an important part of living an Australian life. With National Skin Cancer Week fast approaching […]

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How many Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer each year? Looking back over the years

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, with almost two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer during their lifetimes. This is why early detection and prevention are so important. While some people […]

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Measure the UV & Your Sun Exposure with a Smart Watch

Despite our best efforts, it is sometimes tough to realise how much sun exposure we’re getting, especially if we’re sat at the beach enjoying a pleasant breeze. The good news is that your smart watch can now measure your UV and sun exposure for […]

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Foods and nutrients that fight skin cancer

It is no secret that eating well, exercising regularly, and aiming for balanced lifestyle benefits both our minds and bodies. Certain foods and the nutrients that they contain can even help fight off diseases. From our weight, body image, heart, and […]

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Five ways to reduce your chances of skin cancer

According to Cancer Council Australia, two out of three Australians will suffer from skin cancer by the age of 70. This means the majority of our population will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime! This is a worrying statistic, however, […]

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What does the UV Index mean?

The UVI (Ultra Violet Radiation Index) is a tool that helps us determine the amount of sunscreen we need to apply and whether or not we need to implement sun-smart practises. But what does the UV and UVI actually mean? According to the WHO (the World […]

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Vit B3 can help reduce return of skin cancer

Results of a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly reduces the incidence of recurring non-melanoma skin […]

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Eat to Beat Skin Cancer

Eating well, in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy and positive lifestyle, has myriad benefits. From our weight, body image, heart, and blood pressure, to a healthy mind, better skin and more energy – the benefits of a wholesome diet […]

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Strategies To Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Two thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. This statistic should scare us into sun-safe habits, but unfortunately, many people continue to put themselves at risk every day. Whether out of indifference or ignorance, […]

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