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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 [...]

A decrease in the rate of skin cancer: too good to be true

Across Australia, the diagnosis of skin cancer actually dropped during 2020 – this may seem like a positive statistic but in reality, we know that the incidence of skin cancer cannot have decreased. With the unfolding Coronavirus situation, many people chose to postpone their regular medical appointments or had virtual appointments instead. In fact, [...]

Simple tip proven to reduce melanoma by a massive 50%!

We all know that when we pop down for a swim at the Strand, or have a walk up Castle Hill, sunscreen is essential. Townsville’s UV rate is among the highest in the world, so taking a proactive response is essential. 95% of skin cancer cases are caused by incidental sun exposure. While most people [...]

4 Surprising Benefits of Sunscreen (and one obvious one!)

Sunscreen is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to protect your skin from sun damage. In North Queensland, it’s recommended that we all apply sunscreen with SPF30 or higher as part of our morning routine and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating heavily. That might seem like a lot of sunscreen, [...]

Can YOU prevent future skin cancer or is it too late?

With the cooler months here you may want to be pro-active about reversing any visible sun damage you have. Sun damage is a major risk factor for developing skin cancer. Research confirms that active treatment of visible sun damage can help prevent skin cancers from developing. A staggering 3 out of 4 Townsville residents develop skin cancer [...]

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