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[COVID-19] Should I still get a skin check?

CATEGORY: covid-19

In these uncertain times, we want to let you know that we are still here for you. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please don’t forget the importance of maintaining your skin health. Our s...

What you need to know about non-melanoma skin cancers

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Over 800,000 skin cancers are diagnosed in Australia each year. In fact, non-melanoma skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed than all other cancers combined. So, what are the signs and symptoms, and...

Patches of my skin are darkening. Is it skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Treatment, Risks

Are you noticing patches of darkening skin on your face and neck? It might be hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the appearance of uneven discolouration or dark blotches on the skin. So, what cau...

Can smartphone apps detect skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Detection, Research

Do smartphone apps that assess moles for skin cancer actually work? Some new research suggests these popular apps might not be a reliable method of detecting all forms of skin cancer.

Did you know that it’s National Skin Cancer Action Week?

CATEGORY: Prevention, safety

National Skin Cancer Action Week runs from the 17 - 23 November 2019 and is an excellent reminder about the importance of protecting our skin from the sun and practising sun safety every day – particu...

Is your birthmark hiding a melanoma?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Many people have birthmarks, but what exactly lies within these marks that we have carried with us since birth? We know that they can appear anywhere on the body and come in many different shapes, siz...

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...

How to prepare for skin cancer surgery

CATEGORY: Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, your doctor may decide that surgery is the best course of treatment for your tumour. In conjunction with your doctor’s expert advice, here is what you need...

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...