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...

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....

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...