Preventing melanoma skin cancers

What you need to know to protect yourself Australia has the second highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world. Why? In a nutshell, because we love our outdoors – for gardening, swimming, golfing, sport, hiking, biking, sailing, walking, lunching and well, just...

On waiting until after the holidays

To have a spot removed Last blog we wrote about the different kinds of melanoma that we find. Some are the usual brown ugly duckling kinds you will have seen on TV, magazines, etc. BUT…a whole host of melanomas are spot that you wouldn’t really look twice at. Until...

Sequential digital dermoscopy imaging – Part 1.

Skin cancer checks – is yours being done properly? If your doctor isn’t using sequential digital dermoscopy imaging in your skin cancer checks – you could have a problem. What is sequential digital dermoscopy imaging Dermoscopy is the technique where a Dr uses a hand...

Melanoma diagnosis – what happens now?

Many people, when first diagnosed with anything serious, immediately think the worst. And whilst a melanoma diagnosis needs to be taken very seriously, with new treatments constantly being researched, a melanoma diagnosis is often not the mortal blow it once was. If...

Basal cell carcinoma diagnosis

What does that mean? So you’ve just been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, often called BCC for short. Carcinoma, that sounds a lot like cancer and it is. BUT, please don’t panic. Whilst it is something to be taken seriously, you’re very likely to live a very long...