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Do children need skin cancer checks?

There is nothing that scares parents more than the idea of their child being sick, so one of the most frequently asked questions in cancer clinics is should their children have regular checks for skin cancer.

Since most moles grow between birth and young adulthood, it can often be concerning to […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Skin Cancer Checks, Sun Protection, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where to get your next skin cancer check – hassle-free and affordable prevention

Skin cancer prevention is an important part of keeping yourself healthy, especially if you are regularly exposed to the sun, have fair skin, light hair and light-coloured eyes.

In addition to checking yourself for any possible changes – which you should do every three months – there are also easy, […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The simple way you can get tested for skin cancer (and it won’t cost you a fortune)

Keeping on top of skin cancer doesn’t have to be difficult. Although conducting self-checks for skin cancer once every three months is important, regularly getting your skin looked at by a professional is essential for early detection, treatment and prevention.

At SunDoctors, we welcome new patients to come in for […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

How to spot skin cancer – what it looks like and what to do next

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Australia, with thousands of Australians diagnosed every year. In fact, according to the Cancer Council:

More than 750,000 Australians are treated each year for at least one non-melanoma skin cancers, with over 2,000 deaths annually
Around 2 in 3 Australians […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The Link Between Sun Exposure & Shingles

Most people know that suffering through shingles is no picnic. But how much do we actually know about this virus? What causes it and how is it treated? Can you go outside with shingles? And is there a link between shingles and sun exposure?

What is shingles?

Shingles is similar in nature […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

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 you!

What is UV?

UV stands for Ultraviolet. […]

10 Amazing Facts About the Sun for Kids

Without the sun, we wouldn’t have life. It plays a vital role in our environment, our climate, our currents and seasons, but how much do we really know about this big flaming ball in the sky? Read on for our top 10 amazing facts about the sun for kids!

 

The […]

By |June 16th, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Vitamin D Deficiency

Great news, Australia! We’re seeing deadly skin cancer rates drop amongst young Aussies, indicating that there’s an increase in awareness of how important sun safety really is. That’s truly something to celebrate. However, there can be another result of effective slip-slop-slap-seek-sliding, and that is a reduction in our exposure to […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

The links between sun exposure and premature ageing

We’ve known for a long time that sun exposure can lead to premature ageing. One study of identical twins showed an 11.25 year difference in perceived age due to their different exposure to the sun over time. One case in the New England Journal of Medicine even shows a truck […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

Four tips for sun protection in kids

As most people who are diagnosed with skin cancer are adults they may not realise the susceptibility of children’s skin to harmful UV rays – it’s something which is commonly underestimated and can catch the most sun-smart person out. According to Cancer Council NSW, exposure to UV radiation during the first 15 years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer in adults.

With this in mind we’ve created some helpful tips to encourage sun smart protection practises with your babies, toddlers & children:

1. Keep infants out of the sun! Plan the day’s activities so that they are not exposed to direct sunlight, especially between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (11:00 am and 3:00 pm daylight saving time). Sunscreen is not recommended for infants under the age of six-months-old, so the best solution is to make sure they are kept in the shade and out of direct sun exposure. If they are in the sun make sure they have their legs and arms covered and keep them cool with plenty of water. […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Sun Protection|0 Comments
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