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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.

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Should I be checked for skin cancer?

Anyone can develop skin cancer and the risks increase as you grow older. Read on to find out how you can get a skin check.

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. Most BCCs are curable and cause minimal damage when caught and treated early.

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Bowen's disease

Bowen's disease is an early form of skin cancer that looks like a patch of red, scaly skin. Read about the symptoms and treatment for Bowen’s disease.

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common skin cancer. It can spread if not treated, so you should see a doctor if you have symptoms.

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Moles

Moles are pigmented skin marks, which may be harmless or may develop into skin cancer. Read about what to look for, and when to see a doctor.

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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.

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Skin

Skin is your largest organ. It helps to control your body temperature and protects you from infections. Learn more about your skin and how to keep it healthy.

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The role of a dermatologist

Dermatologists treat medical or cosmetic concerns for skin, hair, genitals and nails. Learn when you should see a dermatologist and if they are covered by Medicare.

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The 7 biggest sunscreen mistakes people make

Around 2.7 million Australians get sunburnt every weekend, according to the Cancer Council. Here are the biggest mistakes people make using sunscreen.

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