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.
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?
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 to reduce your cancer risk.
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.
Bowen's disease is an early form of skin cancer. There are good treatments available, but don't ignore it since it can spread and become more serious.
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.
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 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.
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.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.