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Webinar: How to spot skin cancer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Treatment, Detection, Risks

You could help save someone's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with one person dying every five hours from me...

Free skin cancer training: Learn how to spot skin cancer!

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Detection

You could save your own or a loved one's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer!

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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.