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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.

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...

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...

Why winter is an ideal time for a skin check

CATEGORY: Detection

Winter is the perfect time to rug up, find a cosy spot by the heater, and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate. But did you know that it's also a great time for a skin check?