Getting to know your skin is probably the single most important thing you can do to help detect skin cancer symptoms. Check your moles regularly and keep a record of things popping up or growing on your skin.
If you notice any signs consistent with the list highlighted below that concern you or persist for two weeks, visit your doctor. There's a good chance that it's nothing - but why put it off? Early detection saves lives.
In this blog we highlight 7 areas which people often forget to protect and can cause serious sunburns and skin damage...
1. Ears: Have you ever had blistering, peeling ears? Well, it's pretty painful and not a good look. Don't forget to apply sunscreen on your ears, the upper area and behind them.
2. Eyelids: It's a very delicate area, where the skin is sensitive and thin. Category 3 sunglasses will help protect the eyes as well as a wide brim sun hat.
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Regular summer clothes might have an Ultra Protection Factor rating (UPF) as low as 5.
A UPF of 5 provides little sun protection and lets large amounts of sunlight and UV rays pass through. This can lead to skin damage, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends sun protective clothing as the best way to protect your skin against the sun's damaging rays. SOLBARI UPF50+ garments provide the highest sun protection rating for fabrics and block out 98% of harmful UV rays.
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Skin Cancer Action Week is a timely reminder that two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. The action week is an important reminder of sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all of us.
Skin cancer is often labelled Australia's national cancer but it is also described as the most preventable.
Many of us are concerned with not only our general health but also the health of our skin. Good nutrition can help us maintain an attractive complexion, as well as look and feel healthy.
W e have compiled a list of foods, nutrients and vitamins which can contribute to your skin looking healthier :
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.