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Your self-check skin cancer guide

CATEGORY: Detection

Getting to know your skin gives you the best chance of finding and treating skin cancer early. Regular professional skin checks are a fact of life for all Australians, but most of us only see our doct...

7 Traits That Increase Your Skin Cancer Risk


Are you at risk of skin cancer? Anyone can develop skin cancer, which means all Australians need to be vigilant about using sun protection and get regular skin checks. Here are seven traits that put y...

New Melanoma Guidelines Will Save Lives

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Research

Cancer Council Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia have launched updated clinical guidelines for the treatment of melanoma. Sweeping changes to national medical guidelines for diagnosing and tr...

Tattoos Can Mask Skin Cancer

CATEGORY: Detection

The Cancer Council has warned that tattoos can mask skin cancer and prevent an early diagnosis, and that some tattoo inks may actually contain cancer-causing substances. There is a common misconceptio...

What does melanoma look like?

CATEGORY: Detection

Unusual moles, lumps, blemishes or sores, or changes in the way your skin looks or feels, may be a sign of melanoma or another type of skin cancer. Melanoma claims 2,000 Australian lives every year, a...

What causes skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Prevention

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with over 750,000 skin tumours treated every year. In fact, two in three of us will develop the disease by the age of 70. So what ca...

MYTH: You can only get melanoma in sun-exposed areas of your body

CATEGORY: Prevention

"Every time you think you know all the rules, melanoma breaks the rules!" Sometimes, melanoma makes no sense. There is a common belief that melanoma and other skin cancers only develop in sun-exposed ...

Do we still need sunscreen in winter?

CATEGORY: Prevention

Australia has the highest national rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with the disease by the age of 70. Despite these statistics, less than 20 per cent of Austr...

MYTH: Having tanned or dark skin protects you from skin cancer


There is a dangerous misconception that having tanned, dark or "olive" skin protects you from developing skin cancer. As Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres explains in the video below, this is a myth.

When is the best time to get a skin check?

CATEGORY: Detection

Did you know that we only find around half of our skin cancers by ourselves? Regular skin checks by a qualified medical professional are vital for the early detection of potentially deadly skin cancer...