Protect your skin

from http://www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer/sun-protection/preventing-skin-cancer/ For best protection, we recommend a combination of sun protection measures: Slip on some sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ (or higher) sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend […]

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Skin cancer and melanomas

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia. Skin cancer is a disease of the body’s skin cells caused mainly by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun. Cancer is a group of diseases in which cells are aggressive (grow and divide without respect to normal limits), invasive (invade and destroy adjacent tissues), and sometimes […]

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Causes of skin cancer

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Anyone can be at risk of developing skin cancer, though the risk increases as you get older. The majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. Sunburn Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas, the most deadly form of skin cancer. In […]

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Skin cancer symptoms

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death. It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor about your level of risk and for advice on early detection. Become familiar with the look […]

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What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as non-melanoma skin cancer. Approximately, two in three […]

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