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UVA vs UVB radiation: What’s the difference?

The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which consists of different types of rays including UVA and UVB. These affect your skin in different ways. Let’s look at the differences between UVA and UVB rays, and how you can protect your skin from harm. UV radiation UV radiation is an electromagnetic energy that most commonly comes [...]

Townsville says YES to zero deaths from melanoma

What a month! Townsville, we want to thank you for your support of Melanoma March. This is a hugely important national campaign organised by Melanoma Institute Australia, with the goal of achieving zero deaths from melanoma.  While it might seem like a pie-in-the-sky goal, leading Australian doctors believe it can be achieved this decade! How? [...]

Simple steps to save lives this Melanoma March

Melanoma is known as Australia’s national cancer, which makes Melanoma March a campaign of national importance. Now in its 11th year, Melanoma March is saving lives by raising awareness and funds for vital research.  Why is this campaign so important? Here’s a few sobering stats: 16,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year (with the [...]

Townsville shines a light on World Cancer Day

On 4 February, several Townsville landmarks will be lit up in blue and orange. Victoria Bridge, the Old Magistrates Court and the big Townsville sign will form part of coordinated lighting display of 50 landmarks across Australia & New Zealand.  Why? Today is international World Cancer Day, an annual initiative to create a future without [...]

It’s 2022, and it’s time to say ‘Game on Mole’

Exercise three times a week? Cut back on alcohol? Save for a holiday? It’s the start of a New Year, and many of us have set resolutions for 2022. While some resolutions require long-term commitment, if you haven’t considered it, it’s time to add one essential, easy goal for this year: join the ‘Game on [...]

Our Top Five Moments in 2021

2021 has been another year of ups and downs. Fortunately here in North Queensland, we’ve been able to (mostly) live without lockdowns, which has allowed us to actively participate in important campaigns. With Australia still leading the world with skin cancer rates, spreading the sun safety message is as important as ever!  We’ve whittled down [...]

The job’s not done until we’re all safe from the sun

It’s halfway through National Skin Cancer Action Week, Cancer Council’s annual campaign to promote vital sun protection. Can you believe that it has been 40 years since the original ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ campaign featuring Sid the Seagull? Despite the success of the original campaign, “Australia still has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the [...]

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