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What life moments wouldn’t you want to miss out on?

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Stories, #DontMissOut

Meet Chris. A loving father of two, significant other, and just your “average” Australian bloke. So much so, he’s also been diagnosed with melanoma, just like 9,480 other Australian men who are estima...

6 tips to prep your skin for summer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skincare, skin cancer check, skin tips

Summer is on the horizon, bringing with it some hotter days, longer daylight hours, and better conditions for enjoying the outdoors. As we pack away our jackets and reach instead for the short sleeves...

Sunscreen jargon explained

Do you know what to look for when choosing a sunscreen product? Are you across the different terminologies used on the label, such as “broad-spectrum” and “SPF”? A new study indicates that many people...

6 things you can do to protect your skin this week

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen, skin health

With the busyness of life it is easy enough to forget to look after your skin and protect it from the sun on a daily basis. Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation fro...

Hear from the experts: What is skin cancer?

CATEGORY: skin cancer

What is skin cancer? In this short video, Dermoscopist Elena West answers your common questions about skin cancer including what it is, what causes it, and where you're most likely to find it.

Can skin cancer look like a pimple?

CATEGORY: Risks, symptoms

Skin cancers come in many shapes, sizes and colours, so they can often be difficult to distinguish from normal freckles, moles and blemishes. Sometimes, skin cancers can even mimic other common skin p...

Can skin cancer look like a blood blister?

CATEGORY: Detection

Skin cancer comes in all different shapes, sizes, colours and textures. Usually, skin cancers are noticeable when they appear as a new spot on your body or when an existing mole changes in some way. S...

Everything you need to know about growing new moles after 30

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are ...

What's involved in a skin cancer check?

CATEGORY: Detection, skin cancer check

Living in the country with the highest skin cancer rate in the world, skin cancer is top of mind for many Australians. After all, two thirds of us will develop the disease by the age of 70 and one Aus...

Everything you should know about skin cancer in skin of colour

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

It is a common misconception that people with dark skin can’t get skin cancer. While skin cancer is less prevalent in dark-skinned racial groups, people of colour can still develop the disease. In fac...