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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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Exploring the Differences in Melanoma Risk Factors and Treatment Options Between Men and Women

It is no secret that the Australian population has one of the highest rates of skin cancer diagnosis and deaths in the world. What you may not be aware of is that melanoma risk factors can vary on a wide range of factors, including your biological […]

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10 Questions to Ask When Coping with the Unexpected Costs and Stress of a Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with melanoma is a difficult moment for anyone. After coming to terms with their diagnosis, the next concern many patients have is how they will tell their loved ones and the next steps afterwards. Dealing with stress and the practical […]

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A Nose for Trouble: Recognising Signs of Skin Cancer on the Nose

The nose is a common place to suffer sunburn. It often sticks out beyond our hats and sunglasses, and it's this frequent UV exposure that is the leading cause of skin cancer.  Our nose is one of the first things people notice about us. So getting […]

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Basal Cell Carcinoma: Protection and Treatment Options

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It occurs most frequently in sun-exposed regions of the body. Although this skin cancer rarely spreads (metastasizes) to other organs of the body, it can cause the destruction of surrounding […]

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What Melanoma Treatment Options are Available to Me?

Melanoma is a serious condition, and you wouldn't be alone if you were wondering what treatment options are available. It's important to recognise from the beginning that the best person to guide you on how to address and treat melanoma is your doctor. […]

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Seborrhoeic Keratoses: Causes and Treatment Options

Seborrhoeic Keratoses (SKs) are common, benign (non-cancerous) growths that can occur almost anywhere on the skin. Some people get just one; others develop many. Usually beginning as small, rough bumps, SKs tend to eventually thicken and develop a […]

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Preparing for Mole Removal

If you find that you are worried about a strange looking mole on your skin, then a consultation with a skin cancer clinic is an important first step in understanding whether the abnormality needs further investigation. If a doctor is concerned about […]

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Men and Skin Cancer

With Australia’s high UV index and naturally sun-harsh environment, it is no surprise we live in a country with the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Whilst melanoma rates are decreasing – as more people are becoming aware of the necessary […]

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The benefits of early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer

Many people in Australia are diagnosed with cancers each year, but the skin cancers that lead the pack are non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Although these skin cancers are not usually […]

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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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