Australia’s National Skin Check Day – February 25

Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Two out of three Australians can expect to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

In 2004, Jason Sprott, the founder of Mates Against Melanoma, became one of the many Australian’s diagnosed with melanoma. Today he […]

By |February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect your hair from the sun too

In Australia, we have become accustomed to thinking about sun protection when we step out into our blistering hot summer sun. While we have gotten better and better at thinking about our skin, putting on sunscreen or sunglasses before leaving the house, many still leave off the hat. It doesn’t […]

By |September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UVA and UVB: How Do They Affect Your Skin

Most people by now are aware that the sun has damaging effects on the skin. Whether it is coming back from the beach with a sunburn or seeing spots on the skin appear for the first time, the sun has a multitude of effect on our health, wellbeing and appearance. […]

By |August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|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 […]

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 risks – 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
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