Please see the below information for what to expect when attending one of our clinics, as well as general information on the importance of regular skin checks, the importance of early detectionwhat changes to look out fordifferent types of skin cancer, and the prevention of skin cancer. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your nearest clinic.

Melanoma Patients Australia Gala Dinner 2018

Melanoma Patients Australia Gala Dinner 2018Australian Skin Cancer Clinics were proud to sponsor Melanoma Patients Australia’s Gala fundraising dinner this year held at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre. The gala was attended by some of ASCC’s dedicated staff including Dr Chris Ho and his…

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Winter Skin Health

Winter Skin HealthDo you remember to check your skin during winter? It’s easy to remember to check our skin during summer. We wear less clothing, have more skin exposed and spend plenty of time applying sunscreen onto our skin surface. There are…

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Common drugs that could help stop melanomas ulcerating

Dr Chris Ho from our Chermside and Cannon Hill clinics in QLD was recently on Nine News discussing a recent study that revealed that common drugs could help stop melanomas ulcerating. If you missed it, here it is: https://www.9news.com.au/health/2017/12/05/06/50/common-drugs-could-help-stop-skin-cancer

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Are you over 55? You could be at risk

Are you over 55? You could be at riskA study conducted at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has revealed that Queensland men over 55 have the greatest risk of skin cancer. The study measured the rates of keratinocyte (non-melanoma) skin cancers among the adult population within Australia -…

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Hamish Blake "Get skin checks"

Hamish BlakeHamish Blake, Australian comedian and radio host, has shared his cancer scare via social media. Donning a nose covered in bandaids after the cancer removal, Blake jokes "Guys I have a secret to tell you: there are several band aids…

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Wombat from the Block has skin cancer scare

Wombat from the Block has skin cancer scareJust before starring on Channel 9's The Block, Wombat had noticed a small red sore on his wrist that had been there a while with no signs of healing. His good friend and partner on The Block, Sticks, had advised…

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5 of the best sun hats to protect you this summer

Whether you’re lounging on the beach or strolling in the city, headwear is an essential barrier to the sun’s UV rays. When choosing a hat, it’s important to consider colour, style and fabric. As a rule of thumb, if you…

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Dr Mary Boyling's guide to skin cancer checks

Dr Mary Boyling talks us through skin cancer checks and why they’re so important. Each year, about 3,000 people in NSW are diagnosed with melanoma and the Hunter Region has one of the highest incidences of Melanoma in the world.…

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An ASCC Doctor Under the Microscope - Dr Owain Roberts

Dr Owain Roberts has been with the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics in Maitland since July 2016. An experienced general practitioner, Dr Owain has a special interest in skin cancer medicine. Since completing his Diploma in Practical Dermatology, he has undertaken…

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5 fast tips for exercising in the sun

In Spring, more daylight before and after work means more time to get outside and exercise. While a run in the sun can be a pleasant alternative to a rainy evening spent on the treadmill, it’s important to prepare and…

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Dr David Cuming shares findings of new clinical trials into melanoma treatment.

Dr David Cuming shares findings of new clinical trials into melanoma treatment. http://www.cairnspost.com.au/lifestyle/melanoma-treatment-trials-good-news-for-far-north-queensland/news-story/86dc2dbdb259bc7827fa138a2db7e4a7

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Prevention of skin cancer

Slip, slop, slap, seek, slide Slip on sun protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible Wear a shirt with a collar rather than a singlet top, when swimming, wear a wetsuit or rash vest Slop on sunscreen SPF30+…

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Different types of skin cancer

Melanoma Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) Nodular and nodular-ulcerative BCC Superficial BCC Morphoeic BCC Squamous cell carcinoma Invasive In-situ (Bowens)  

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What changes to look out for

New moles Moles that increase in size An outline of a mole that becomes notched Change in colour on a spot from brown to black or is varied A spot that develops a lump within it or becomes raised Rough,…

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The importance of regular skin checks

Top tips to spot skin cancerRegular checks give you a good chance of spotting the signs of sun damage before they become serious Regular checks will help you get to know your own skin and gain a greater understanding of what is normal on your…

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What to expect when attending a clinic

Please see the below standard procedure for an appointment with Australian Skin Cancer Clinics. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to the reception staff at your closest clinic. Upon arrival please report to reception Ensure…

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