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About Helena Rosengren

Skin Repair's chief doctor Helena Rosengren is also a senior lecturer at James Cook University, has published several papers in medical journals and runs skin cancer workshops for GPs all over Australia! Dr Rosengren is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine, and undertakes complex surgery with meticulous attention to cosmetic results.

Does My Tattoo Protect Me from Skin Cancer?

It’s a question we are asked quite regularly at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic and, for some people, it may seem logical that large areas of skin covered in dark ink could be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, the simple, truthful answer is no, your tattoos do not reduce your risk of [...]

Reducing the Risk of Further Skin Cancers with Vitamin B3

If you’ve been diagnosed with more than a handful skin cancers, your doctor may have already recommended a simple vitamin, Vitamin B3, to help reduce the risk of recurring cancer. Vitamin B3 – also known as nicotinamide – is a simple and inexpensive treatment that can reduce the risk of developing a new basal cell [...]

How to Conduct Your Own Skin Cancer Check

Self skin checks play a vital role in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Depending on your risk factor for skin cancer, you should aim to conduct your own at-home skin checks between twice and 12-times per year. Inspecting your skin regularly in this way will help you notice changes to your skin [...]

4 Surprising Benefits of Sunscreen (and one obvious one!)

Sunscreen is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to protect your skin from sun damage. In North Queensland, it’s recommended that we all apply sunscreen with SPF30 or higher as part of our morning routine and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating heavily. That might seem like a lot of sunscreen, [...]

New Australian Guidelines for Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer (also now know as keratinocyte cancer) causes 560 deaths in Australia each year. Responsible for approximately 939,000 treatments per annum, Kerotinocyte Cancer cost Australian tax-payers approximately $703 million in diagnosis, treatment and pathology services in 2015 alone. Invited by the Cancer Council of Australia to be on the working party that would [...]

How to reduce the appearance of surgical scars

When people undergo surgical removal of skin cancer, they’re often concerned about the scarring that may be left behind. While common sense tells us that it’s certainly much better to have a scar than a malignant spot, we also understand that unsightly scarring can have a real and significant impact on a person’s self-confidence. The [...]

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