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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...

Skin cancer: What you need to know

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we r...

How does the UV Index work?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer....

Are sun beds a safe alternative for a winter tan?

CATEGORY: Risks

With winter in full swing, your skin may be lacking its usual tan. But did you know that solariums and sun beds are not a safe way to get that summer glow?

Common skin bumps and how to tell if they are a cause for concern

CATEGORY: Detection

Throughout our lifetimes, our skin plays host to all kinds of lumps and bumps – many of which are harmless, but there are some worth monitoring and even getting checked by a doctor. Here are some comm...