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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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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