Skin cancer statistics you might not be aware of

Skin cancer statistics you might not be aware of

In the last blog you might recall, looked at why the rates of skin cancer have increased. And as I wove my way through the research, I came across a number of really interesting statistics that I thought I should share. Brace yourself, some of them might be a bit...
Why has the skin cancer rate increased?

Why has the skin cancer rate increased?

Ttwo in three Aussies likely to be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time they’re 70 years of age. That makes it seem like Australia is in the grip of what looks like a skin cancer epidemic. I even read somewhere (although I cannot find the reference for...
The annual winter skin cancer check

The annual winter skin cancer check

Ready for Winter? Before you put on that jumper, have you had your annual winter skin cancer check? Now you’re probably thinking no, no that’s a Summer thing. Surely with winter nearly upon us, it’s time to wrap up in multiple layers of clothing and huddle around the...
Protecting children from skin cancer

Protecting children from skin cancer

We’re often asked by parents and grandparents what they can do to protect their children’s skin from the risks of skin cancer. Many parents, particularly if they’ve had a skin cancer scare themselves, might think that keeping their children inside, hiding from the sun...

Having a skin cancer check

Last blog we wrote about what might happen if you waited too long to have a suspicious spot looked at. This week we thought we might take a different view of what happens at a skin cancer clinic – that of a patient. One of our patients, who by virtue of patient...