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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...

When to see your skin cancer doctor

CATEGORY: Detection

Did you know that a lot of skin cancers are completely invisible to the naked eye? Skin cancers can develop anywhere on the body - even inside your mouth or on the soles of your feet - and often don't...

My most memorable patient: Why you should encourage your loved ones to get a skin check

CATEGORY: Detection

Did you know that skin cancer can affect anyone and occur anywhere on the body, and it often shows no symptoms until an advanced stage? Encouraging your loved ones to get a regular skin check could sa...

Chemical sunscreens vs physical sunscreens: What’s the difference and are they safe?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen

How do chemical-based sunscreens compare to physical sun “blocks”? What’s the difference? Are they safe for my skin and the environment? These are some of the common questions people ask when it comes...

Top 6 tips to prepare for your skin check

CATEGORY: Detection, skin cancer check

Did you neglect your skin health during the coronavirus pandemic? It's really important to catch up on all your general health check-ups, especially when it comes to conditions that won’t wait, such a...

Webinar: How to spot skin cancer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Treatment, Detection, Risks

You could help save someone's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with one person dying every five hours from me...

Everything you need to know about skin cancer on the lip

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer treatment

A common place for skin cancers to develop is on the lip, likely because the face receives a lot of sun exposure over our lifetime and the lips are often missed when we apply sunscreen. If you have be...