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How to Conduct Your Own Skin Cancer Check

Self skin checks play a vital role in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Depending on your risk factor for skin cancer, you should aim to conduct your own at-home skin checks between twice and 12-times per year. Inspecting your skin regularly in this way will help you notice changes to your skin [...]

New Australian Guidelines for Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer (also now know as keratinocyte cancer) causes 560 deaths in Australia each year. Responsible for approximately 939,000 treatments per annum, Kerotinocyte Cancer cost Australian tax-payers approximately $703 million in diagnosis, treatment and pathology services in 2015 alone. Invited by the Cancer Council of Australia to be on the working party that would [...]

How to reduce the appearance of surgical scars

When people undergo surgical removal of skin cancer, they’re often concerned about the scarring that may be left behind. While common sense tells us that it’s certainly much better to have a scar than a malignant spot, we also understand that unsightly scarring can have a real and significant impact on a person’s self-confidence. The [...]

What should I look for when it comes to Skin Cancer?

Being vigilant about skin cancer is vital to timely detection and treatment, particularly in North Queensland. Regular self-checks for new or changing moles and sunspots is an easy way to stay on top of your skin health between more comprehensive medical checks. So what exactly should you be looking for?Any spot or lesion that concerns [...]

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