Did you know melanoma diagnoses reach up to 82 per cent above the national average in parts of Queensland? With numbers like these, it is important to take skin cancer seriously and debunk some common myths about skin cancer and sunscreen so we can be better informed about our skin health and cancer risk.
In Australia, men are twice more likely than women to develop skin cancer. This Men’s Health Week, let’s look at the epidemic of skin cancer in men.
It's important to wear sun protection year-round to lower your chances of skin cancer - even in winter. Your skin is susceptible to harm from UV rays.
How can vitamin B3 reduce skin cancer risk? Learn about the use of vitamin B3 to reduce the risk of recurrence for people who have had skin cancer before.
How long can we be out in the sun before we experience skin damage? Our very own Dr Helena Rosengren was recently featured on Townsville's Triple M radio to speak about the important topic of sun exposure and skin cancer checks! Listen to the full radio interview now: https://vimeo.com/720958294 In the interview, Dr Rosengren highlights [...]
Cancer Council Australia has put together an important resource to help people understand more about the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic Townsville recently featured in a national 7News documentary with model, magazine editor and TV reporter Deborah Hutton. As an established authority in skin cancer medicine in Australia, Dr Helena Rosengren was approached by the 7News team to shed light on “Australia’s national cancer”.
Olivia Jackson was 20 when a spontaneous decision to get a skin check saved her life. She was diagnosed with melanoma. It was her first skin cancer check.
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 [...]
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 [...]