Types of melanoma

They’re not necessarily what you might think When it comes to Melanoma, if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking rather ugly brown spot that follows the ABCD rules. And when you look, they’re mostly pretty obvious. Except that’s where you’d be wrong....

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...

Melanoma – taking a closer look

As part of our ongoing series on the different types of skin cancer, this week we take a closer look at Melanoma. Australia has the second highest melanoma prevalence rate in the world. Must be something to do with our sun, sea, sand or ‘on the land’ culture and our...

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...

Sunscreen preventing skin cancer or harming health

Sunscreen preventing skin cancer or harming health?  Well now that’s an interesting question… You may have read recently, My Kitchen Rules host Pete Evans came under fire for some social media commentary suggesting sunscreen wasn’t really needed, even...