Solbari is an Australian award-winning company producing effective and stylish UPF 50+ clothing and accessories with customers in over 70 countries. We have teamed up with a number of global healthcare leaders to help spread the word about the benefits of sun protection and their efforts to diagnose, treat and support those impacted by skin cancer and other skin conditions.
Australians love the great outdoors and our sunny skies make the Australian lifestyle one of the most envied in the world. Notwithstanding, the extensive “Slip Slop Slap” campaign, many Australians are still exposing themselves to the severity and dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
It's essential to check your skin regularly. Early detection of skin cancers is very important, especially for melanoma, as the survival rate is much greater when caught early. Research shows that it can sometimes be as little as a matter of months between when a melanoma is first detected to the point where it metastasises and becomes a lot more difficult to treat.
The earlier a cancerous mole or skin lesion is found, the easier the treatment and the higher the chances of survival. For the untrained eye, it's not easy distinguishing between harmless (also known as benign) moles and those which need further attention.
The ABCD rule has been used by Doctors for more than 25 years to identify suspicious moles. But with the increasing diagnosis of nodular melanomas (about 20% of all cases of melanoma) and smaller melanomas which do not subscribe to the ABCD rule, the EFG rule has been added.