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Why do I need a skin cancer check every year?

CATEGORY: Detection

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with around 800,000 diagnoses every year. To make sure one of those skin cancers isn't growing on your skin, regular professional skin cancer checks ...

Is your job putting you at risk of skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Occupational sun exposure is responsible for about 34,000 cases of skin cancer every year in Australia. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and its harmful effects b...

Are you getting consistent sunscreen advice?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Research

We know we need to 'slip, slop and slap' when we spend time in the sun, but a study has found that some other valuable sun safety advice is being left out of the message. An analysis of 69 Australian ...

What happens to your skin when you skip sunscreen?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why...

How often do you get sunburnt?

CATEGORY: Risks

As we come into the warmer months, it's even more important to remember our daily dose of sunscreen. While there is no link between warmer temperatures and UV rays (the radiation responsible for sunbu...

Can skin cancers develop under tattooed skin?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection

There is a common misconception that tattoos can protect against skin cancer by creating a physical barrier between skin cells and the sun's harmful UV rays, similar to how clothing can protect the sk...

Answered: Your top 5 questions about skin cancer

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection

1. Do skin cancers appear suddenly? Skin cancer can grow quickly over a matter of weeks, but can also be slow-growing over many months or even years. Even the smallest of skin cancers can be potential...

Do children need regular skin cancer checks?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection

One of the most important things to a parent is keeping their child healthy, so a question commonly asked by concerned mums and dads is whether children should have regular skin checks.

Your guide to sunscreen jargon

CATEGORY: Prevention

When it comes to protecting our skin from sun damage and sunburn, we know we should use sunscreen as often as possible. But many of us get confused by the jargon used on sunscreen labels.

Know your skin and spot the signs of skin cancer

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to k...