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Should I see a Skin Cancer Doctor, GP or dermatologist for my skin cancer check?

CATEGORY: skin cancer doctor, skin cancer check

Often, patients ask us what is the difference between coming to see our Skin Cancer Doctors for a skin cancer check rather than a GP or dermatologist. In this short video, Dr Hamilton Ayres explains h...

Squamous cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, Prevention, Risks

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s squamous cells. While most SCCs can be successfully treated if c...

Top 8 skin cancer myths you may still believe

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. We have more cases per capita than any other country, with over 800,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year and one Australian diagnosed w...

Basal cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, BCC, skin cancer treatment, Risks

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s basal cells and usually develops slowly. Most BCCs are curable and cause m...

LED light therapy for rosacea

CATEGORY: Treatment, LED, rosacea

Rosacea: that permanent flush that rises over your cheeks and nose, resulting in unwanted redness and sometimes even acne-like pimples. It’s a skin condition that affects 415 million people worldwide,...

6 ways to stay sun safe outside of summer

CATEGORY: Prevention, sun safety

The weather is cooling down in some parts of the country, which means the issue of sun safety isn’t front of mind anymore. The further we get from summer, the more readily we discard hats and sunscree...

5 sneaky ways your skin is exposed to UV

CATEGORY: skin cancer, sunburn

We might think it’s obvious when our skin has been exposed to too much sun. It sometimes happens when we’ve gone to the beach and forgotten to re-apply sunscreen, or when we’ve headed out for a walk i...

What's so bad about sunburn?

What’s so bad about sunburn? In the short-term, it causes pain, redness and discomfort, but this quickly fades and leaves many of us with a glowing tan. So what is sunburn and why is it so bad? Why sh...

How can I prepare my kids for my skin cancer surgery?

CATEGORY: skin cancer surgery, skin cancer, skin cancer treatment

If you have an upcoming skin cancer procedure, you probably have a lot on your mind. If you are a parent, one of those things might be how your kids will react to your surgery – after all, any bandage...

Driving your skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

When you think about factors that increase your skin cancer risk, you probably think of direct sun exposure, repeated sunburns at the beach, tanning by the pool, or spending endless hours outdoors. Tr...