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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?

"Skin cancer isn't a real cancer." Why skin cancer should be taken very seriously.

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection

There is an alarming misconception among some Australians that skin cancer "isn't that bad" or that it is not a "real" cancer because it originates in the skin rather than the internal organs. This is...

6 skin cancer myths you shouldn't believe

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with around 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Yet there are many misconceptions about skin cancer that many people continue to believe...

7 skin conditions that could indicate a more serious problem

CATEGORY: Detection

Our skin acts as somewhat of a window into our body, often reflecting many internal conditions that would otherwise be invisible to us. A surprising number of medical conditions can manifest with comp...

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 ...