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Solbari blog: Keep Skin Cancer At Bay And Avoid Tanning

Keep skin cancer at bay and avoid tanning

If you're one of our Northern Hemisphere friends and ready to soak up the summer sun, consider this... Health officials estimate more than 10,000 Americans will die this year from melanoma. The sad reality is that this is more than one person every hour.

Dermatologists recommend you apply sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. Regardless of it's a sunny or cloudy day. As up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and harm your skin.

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Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

At SOLBARI we encourage individuals to enjoy the outdoors while protecting themselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.

One way to protect yourself is with SOLBARI sun protective clothing. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body.

SOLBARI sun protective clothing is a great way to shield your skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays, which harm the skin and account for around 85% of melanomas and 95% of non melanoma skin cancers.

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What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin.

What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin.

Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?

There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells and contribute to skin cancer. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.
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Tackling Australia's most preventable & expensive cancer

Tackling Australia's most preventable & expensive cancer

Our SOLBARI Co-Founder Johanna Young was invited to attend the Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Conference in Melbourne last week, we wanted to share with you some of the most up to date facts coming out of the forum.

Prof. Green and Prof. Whiteman's research shows that the cost of diagnosing and treating non-melanoma skin cancer this year is expected to cost $703 million. This is more than twice what it cost in 2001.

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Solbari sun protection supports MPA

SOLBARI is celebrating its new partnership with Melanoma Patients Australia.

Melanoma Patients AustraliaMelanoma Patients Australia is one of the largest melanoma patient advocacy groups in Australia and a patient driven not for profit organisation that offers a national network of support and information to patients, their families, carers, and friends, about melanoma prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment.

In its fight against skin cancer and melanoma, and with a mission to provide the best in sun protection, SOLBARI is proud to support Melanoma Patients Australia.

SOLBARI looks forward to a long standing relationship with Melanoma Patients Australia.

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Informative statistics about melanoma in australia

Informative statistics about melanoma in australia

Melanoma occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells, caused mainly by intense, occasional UV exposure, triggers mutations that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumours. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If melanoma is detected early, it is almost always curable. Remember to check your skin every month and go to your Doctor immediately if you notice changes. 
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Why do I need to know my own skin?

Why do I need to know my own skin?

As many of you already know, at SOLBARI we encourage every one to get to know their skin and check it regularly.

Your skin is your largest organ. The average adult has two square meters of it! It is your first line of defence from bacteria, harsh temperatures, damaging sunlight, pollution, UVA and UVB rays. You tend to encounter these pretty every day of your life.

Sun damage is cumulative and takes years to appear in the form of moles, visible lines, wrinkles, sun spots and moles. If you are unsure about a mole or spot, you should get your GP, dermatologist or skin doctor to take a look at it. 

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Solbari Blog: What you may not know about melanoma

What you may not know about melanoma

Many of you have heard about melanoma. A number of you have been affected by the disease. 

Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed among Australian adolescents and young adults. In the United States, it is the most common form of cancer for young adults ages 25 to 29 and the second most common cancer for people 15 to 29 (Source: American Academy of Dermatology).

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