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Skin Cancer Overview

Skin cancer is extremely common in Australia but can be prevented by reducing skin exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. There are several different types of skin cancer and a range of tests which can be used to diagnose them. Skin cancer can usually be treated by...
Girl with chicken pox

Chicken Pox, Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

Chicken pox and shingle are both caused by the varicella virus and can be prevented through immunisation. They both cause an itchy red rash. Shingles, the more serious of the two conditions which occurs when varicella virus is reactivated after a person has been ill with chicken...