Coping with the emotions of a melanoma diagnosis Part 1

Coping with the emotions of a melanoma diagnosis Part 1

A little while ago, we wrote a blog on what happens next after you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma. But it was very much written from a medical process perspective. And whilst it’s important to understand the process, we didn’t address coping with the emotions of a...

What teens need to know about tanning and sun protection

“Tall and tan and young and lovely The girl from Ipanema goes walking and When she passes, each one she passes goes “ah”…” Yes, they’re the opening words from the immensely popular 60’s hit, The girl from Ipanema. And although everything 60s-70’s is...
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...