Skin cancer and melanoma
Skin cancer and melanoma occurs when skin cells grow abnormally, usually from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Eye cancer develops when abnormal cells in the eye grow and divide uncontrollably. Eye cancer can be hard to treat, but it is rare in Australia.
Moles on the skin need to be watched. Read more about mole removal, types and checks.
The truth about skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Australia, but myths persist about this deadly disease. Here, the truth behind 5 of the more common myths.
Should I be checked for skin cancer?
Everyone can be at some risk of developing skin cancer and the risks increase as you grow older. Find out here about how and why tests for skin cancer are carried out.
Sun protection — infographic
If you need to go outside in the sun, it's important to protect you and your children's skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This infographic shows the sun protection measures you should take.
Skin covers your body and has many important functions. It protects you from weather and infection, and helps to control your body temperature. Learn more about your skin and how to keep it healthy.
What you should know about breast cancer in young women
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer — particularly if you're too young for routine mammograms.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common but least dangerous type of skin cancer. Learn about BCC symptoms here and know when to see your doctor.
What does an ophthalmologist do?
Ophthalmologists (also called eye doctors or eye surgeons) specialise in eye diseases. Learn what ophthalmologists do – they are not the same as optometrists.