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What should I do if I have a new mole?

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer check

Have you noticed a new freckle on your skin that wasn’t there before? Or maybe a mole has recently changed or grown. Perhaps your loved one pointed out a suspicious lesion which you hadn’t seen before...

You might be at risk of skin cancer (but might not know it)

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Some of our patients have had skin cancer for a long time. It might have started with a pre-cancerous sunspot on the scalp, then a basal cell carcinoma on the ear, and later a squamous cell carcinoma ...

Family matters: Your inherited melanoma risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks, melanoma

Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? If you have a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime, you have a 50 per cent greater chance of developing the...

Melanoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, melanoma, melanoma treatment

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer arising from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells known as melanocytes. Melanoma is particularly dangerous because - if not detected and treated early - it can spre...

Squamous cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, Prevention, Risks

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s squamous cells. While most SCCs can be successfully treated if c...

Top 8 skin cancer myths you may still believe

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. We have more cases per capita than any other country, with over 800,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year and one Australian diagnosed w...

Basal cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, BCC, skin cancer treatment, Risks

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s basal cells and usually develops slowly. Most BCCs are curable and cause m...

5 sneaky ways your skin is exposed to UV

CATEGORY: skin cancer, sunburn

We might think it’s obvious when our skin has been exposed to too much sun. It sometimes happens when we’ve gone to the beach and forgotten to re-apply sunscreen, or when we’ve headed out for a walk i...

How can I prepare my kids for my skin cancer surgery?

CATEGORY: skin cancer surgery, skin cancer, skin cancer treatment

If you have an upcoming skin cancer procedure, you probably have a lot on your mind. If you are a parent, one of those things might be how your kids will react to your surgery – after all, any bandage...

Driving your skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

When you think about factors that increase your skin cancer risk, you probably think of direct sun exposure, repeated sunburns at the beach, tanning by the pool, or spending endless hours outdoors. Tr...