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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 [...]

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 [...]

I’ve never been sunburnt so I’m protected from skin cancer, right?

You don’t have to get sunburnt to develop skin cancer. Many people believe that they need to have had a severe, blistering case of sun burn in order to develop skin cancer. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. Because Australia’s UV index is so high for so much of the day, even limited sun exposure can [...]

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 [...]

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