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Skin Cancer Facts and Statistics

Skin cancer is a common and possibly life-threatening disease that often suffers from misconceptions. In order to understand what skin cancer is, and what it means for Australians, it is important to put this disease in perspective through some facts and statistics.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

Basal […]

By |June 10th, 2019|Facts & Myths, Skin Cancer|0 Comments

Most Common Myths About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, with two in three people diagnosed in their lifetime. With over 2000 people a year dying from skin cancer in the country it is vital to know fact from fiction. Here are five common myths about skin cancer that […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Facts & Myths, Skin Cancer|0 Comments

Are You At Risk? Top 5 occupations with the highest risk of skin cancer

At least a third of our time as adults is spent at work, and even more if we count overtime and commutes, making the workplace a massive part of how we live our lives. For most of us these hours will be during the middle of the day, when UV […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Skin Cancer|0 Comments

Top 10 safety tips for summer – don’t skip number 8!

Enjoying a hassle-free day in the sun is extremely important in Australia, where 2 out of every 3 people will likely be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. With that in mind, SunDoctors has collected the top 10 safety tips to bear in mind during summer.

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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 your family […]

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 tanning beds.

If you are fair skinned, have light eyes […]

What is the success rate in curing 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 it carefully. Read on to find out […]

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 without having to stay inside all […]

The cost, screening process and benefits of getting a skin cancer check – all your questions answered

Looking after your health can be stressful sometimes, but there’s one easy thing you can do to stay on top of it: getting annual skin checks. Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in Australia, with almost two thirds of Australian being diagnosed throughout their lifetime.

That is […]

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 rates have been declining since the 1980s. Even people diagnosed […]

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