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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 [...]

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 [...]

Remove benign moles without needing stitches

Did you know that there’s now an effective way to remove innocent moles, skin tags and unwanted raised blemishes without the need for sutures and with little-to-no scarring? If you have raised spots that undermine your self-confidence or catch on your clothing, you might like to consider removing them using Radiofrequency ablation. What is Radiofrequency [...]

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 [...]

What is PDT?

PDT, of Photodynamic Therapy, is known to be the most effective and long-lasting field treatment for pre-cancerous skin lesions (sunspots). The procedure involves the application of a medicated cream which is allowed to absorb into the skin and then is activated with a specialized light source. The treatment is very effective in destroying pre-cancerous cells [...]

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