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Sun Protective Clothing: Can They Replace Sunscreen?

The beloved Sid Seagull has been touting the same message for a while now: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. This list has certainly grown over the years, however, the saliency of sun protective clothing has remained high on the list and become a fundamental part of how we protect […]

By |August 14th, 2019|Skin Cancer Prevention, Sun Protection|0 Comments

Sun Protection At The Snow

Once the beach days of summer are over, Australians have a real soft spot for hitting the slopes. Whether vacationing in our own native Perisher Blue, crossing the pond to New Zealand or flying to the Land of the Rising Sun many of us have tried our hand at a […]

By |July 11th, 2019|Skin Cancer Prevention, Sun Protection|0 Comments

How Safe is Sunscreen?

Recent media attention has once again brought sunscreen into the spotlight and has people questioning whether it is truly safe for regular use. This comes from a study by the American FDA that ingredients in sunscreen may be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, the fact that sunscreen is absorbed into […]

Sun Protection in Winter: 5 Useful Tips you Should Follow

Skin damage comes from UV radiation that is still present during winter, so it is just as important as ever to make sure you are taking the proper safety precautions when exposing yourself to the sun. Here are 5 useful tips that can help you stay skin cancer safe this […]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Sun Protection|0 Comments

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. […]

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