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Skin checks with male vs female doctors

CATEGORY: Detection

Have you been putting off getting a full-body skin cancer check because you would like to be examined by a doctor of a particular gender? Many people enquire about skin examinations at our skin cancer...

Can your skin condition affect skin cancer detection and treatment?

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection

Two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, while many more battle skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and melasma. Although irritating, these conditions a...

What is skin imaging and why is it important?

CATEGORY: Detection

What is skin imaging and why is it an important part of your regular skin check? We are often told to monitor our skin at home and be vigilant for new or changing moles that might indicate skin cancer...

Skin cancer of the eyes: what to look out for

CATEGORY: Prevention, Treatment, Detection

Did you know that your eyes are susceptible to skin cancer? Wearing sunglasses isn't just a fashion trend or an everyday comfort; looking directly into the sun or subjecting your eyes to glare from co...

Spot checking your friends and family

CATEGORY: Detection

We are often encouraged to monitor our own skin for new or changing moles which might indicate skin cancer, and many of us are proactive when it comes to sun safety and regular skin checks. But how of...

Guys, when was your last skin check?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

When was the last time you, your father, brother, son or husband got a skin check? Australian men are urged to stop ignoring the risk of skin cancer, with research showing that most men underestimate ...

The simple test you should get this summer

CATEGORY: Detection

Do you have fair skin, a tendency to burn, green or blue eyes, blonde hair, or a family history of melanoma? You may be in the high risk group for skin cancer. You may also be one of the one in three ...

What is dermoscopy? Everything you need to know about professional skin checks.

CATEGORY: Detection

With more than 750,000 skin cancers being diagnosed in Australia every year, it is very important that we all undergo professional skin checks at least every 12 months. Skin cancers can develop rapidl...

Melanoma: everything you need to know

CATEGORY: Prevention, Treatment, Detection, Risks

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that usually occurs on parts of the body that have been over-exposed to the sun's harmful UV radiation, but can also (rarely) form in areas that hav...

Everything you need to know about growing new moles after 30

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are ...