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Melanoma March: what happened, and what now?

Melanoma March is over, and what a month it was! Here at Skin Repair, along with so many Townsville locals, we were happy to really get involved with the Melanoma March campaign. Across Australia, the campaign boosts public awareness of melanoma, and raises funds for essential melanoma research. Here’s a recap of what happened [...]

Melanoma March: there’s still time to get involved

Melanoma March is Melanoma Institute of Australia’s month-long awareness and fundraising campaign. Usually, Melanoma March sees events happening all over Australia. This year Melanoma March is a digital campaign, with a national goal of raising $500,000 to fund melanoma research. You can get involved by purchasing a $30 digital footprint at https://www.melanomamarch.org.au/. You can then customise [...]

Three easy ways you can make a difference this Melanoma March

March is the national month for melanoma awareness. One person is diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes in Australia. Living in North Queensland, we have some of the highest rates of melanoma occurrence in the world. It is incredibly important to spread awareness about this deadly disease. Male, female, fair- or dark-skinned, melanoma does not [...]

An essential step in your child’s morning routine

Uniforms…check. Books…check. Sunscreen…did it make your back to school list? For many adult Australians who have been affected by skin cancer, the damage to their skin was done during childhood. As parents, keeping our children healthy is our top priority, and unlike previous generations, we now know there are many ways we can help reduce [...]

A decrease in the rate of skin cancer: too good to be true

Across Australia, the diagnosis of skin cancer actually dropped during 2020 – this may seem like a positive statistic but in reality, we know that the incidence of skin cancer cannot have decreased. With the unfolding Coronavirus situation, many people chose to postpone their regular medical appointments or had virtual appointments instead. In fact, [...]

Simple tip proven to reduce melanoma by a massive 50%!

We all know that when we pop down for a swim at the Strand, or have a walk up Castle Hill, sunscreen is essential. Townsville’s UV rate is among the highest in the world, so taking a proactive response is essential. 95% of skin cancer cases are caused by incidental sun exposure. While most people [...]

‘It’s still the same sun’: Skin Cancer Action Week

The famous ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ campaign in the 1980s did much for raising awareness of sun safety in Australia. Who could forget Sid the Seagull or the catchy jingle? Although many things have changed since Sid first appeared on our TV screens (including the sun safety guidelines themselves!), our sun is still the same.  99% [...]

Celebrating skin checks for 20,000 Queenslanders at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic

This week marked an incredible milestone for our team at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic as we welcomed our 20,000th patient to the clinic. https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsTownsville/videos/3293699847417803 We are very grateful to the North Queensland community for its continued support over the last 11 years and – while we would prefer that sun damage and skin cancer [...]

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