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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

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 are especially at risk – such as those with […]

3 Tips to Protect Your Eyes Against Sun Damage

As of 2007, Cancer Council Australia now tells us to slide on some sunnies as well as slipping on protective clothing, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat and seeking shade. But can sun exposure really affect the way we see the world, and can you really get sunburned eyes […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Heat Stroke Different to Heat Exhaustion?

 

As much as we love the warm weather in Australia, it can cause its fair share of problems. We’ve covered how to treat and avoid sunburn, but how much do you know about heat stroke and heat exhaustion? Let’s examine the signs and effects so you can recognise them if […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Detection

Skin cancers count for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers, and amongst these melanoma is the most dangerous type. The good news is that most types of skin cancer can be successfully treated if detected early. If you aren’t yet familiar with the skin cancer signs of ABCDE, let’s […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Outdoor Workers Need to be Sun Smart

Working outdoors can keep you fit and out in the fresh air every day, but whether you’re a farmer, a fisherman or working in construction, have you considered how your job could increase your risk of skin cancer?

 

 

 

We know that around 95% of melanomas, considered the most dangerous skin cancer […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where on the Body Can Skin Cancer Hide?

It’s all too common to hear about skin cancer on the face, nose and ears, but not all skin cancers develop in obvious sun-exposed areas. As we’re about to find out, it’s important to check over your entire body for any potential symptoms of skin cancer.

Where do skin cancers most […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does the Sun Affect Different Skin Types?

Anyone who has pale or freckly skin has probably heard their fair share of warnings to stay out of the sun.  So are some skin types and tones really more inclined to develop skin cancers than others? As it turns out, the answer is yes.
Are fair skinned people more likely […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How effective and safe is powder sunscreen?

There are many powder sunscreens on the market, tailored to those who wear makeup throughout the day or those who have skin allergies or sensitivities. But how good is powdered sunscreen at protecting you? Let’s take a look at powder sunscreen’s effectiveness, safety and alternatives.
How safe and effective is powder […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How do sun safe clothes protect you from the sun?

We all know we should slip on clothing when in the sun as part of the SunSmart slip, slop, slap, seek and slide message, but what exactly does sun protective clothing involve – and how do we find the best choices? Let’s find out.

 
Firstly, what is sun safe clothing and […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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