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6 myths about skin cancer and sun protection

6 myths about skin cancer and sun protection

Here, we bust the myths about melanoma, skin cancer and sun protection. We give you healthy tips about UPF50+ sun protective clothing and SPF50+ sunscreen.

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Solbari blog: What happens during a skin cancer check?

What happens during a skin cancer check?

This blog describes a typical skin cancer check. How long the skin check takes, how the skin check is conducted and what happens next should a suspicious mole be discovered. In the event that a potential skin cancer is identified it is likely to be removed by the doctor for further examination.
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The A B C D E of skin checking

The A B C D E of skin checking

It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.  

As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."

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Solbari blog: checking your moles & why you should do it now

Checking your moles & why you should do it now

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.

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Solbar blog: How many sunburns does it take to get skin cancer?

How many sunburns does it take to get skin cancer?

In this blog we discuss how experiencing sunburn increases the chances of being diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer later on in life. Brown University in the US undertook research monitoring 100,000 women who had been sunburnt to varying degrees over a 20 year period and measured their incidence rates of melanoma.
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Solbari blog: Fast facts about UV rays and skin cancer

Fast facts about UV rays and skin cancer

This blog explains that UV radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation like infrared and visible light. UVA, UVB and UVC are distinct in terms of where they sit on the electromagnetic spectrum but also their potential impact on humans. UVA and UVB are both responsible for skin cancer and melanoma.
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Hollywood celebrities who have had skin cancer

Hollywood celebrities who have had skin cancer

Having fame and fortune doesn't mean you can escape health issues that impact us all, there are a number of high profile celebrities that have been impacted by melanoma and skin cancer.

Celebrities who have been impacted personally by skin cancer have urged their communities to get their skin checked, wear sunscreen and sun protective clothing.

We have listed below a few recent examples to highlight that skin cancer can impact anyone.

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Solbari blog: who can I talk to if I have been diagnosed with melanoma?

Who can I talk to if I have been diagnosed with melanoma?

Discovering that you have melanoma is very troubling news and raises many additional questions. This blog outlines organisations in Australia, NZ, US and the UK who can provide support for those diagnosed with skin cancer and melanoma. Having someone to talk to who has first hand experience of melanoma is invaluable.
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