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Sun protection

Preventing skin cancer

Preventing skin cancer involves avoiding sunlight, using sunscreen and wearing a aht and protective clothing whenever you are in the sun.

Identifying a suspicious mole (skin self-examination)

How to examine your body for skin cancer symptoms including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Includes skin cancer pictures.

Melanoma: Useful Resources

Links to melanoma patient and carer information and brochures from reputable organisations and government agencies in Australia.

Staging of Skin (Cutaneous) Melanoma

Staging is a term used to define a simplified method of describing the extent of a cancer. The staging of your cancer is performed by your treating health professional, which may include an Oncologist (Doctor who specialises in cancer) if you need to be referred to one.

Treatment for melanoma: Dr Andrew Dean

Transcript Hello, I’m Dr Andrew Dean, a medical oncologist from Perth in Western Australia and I’d like to talk to […]

Melanoma

Skin anatomy Anatomy of the skin Skin colour and melanin pigmentation Melanoma Staging for melanoma Malignant skin melanoma Video: Treatment […]

Skin Check Survey

Have you done a full medical skin check in the last 12 months?

Skin checks and skin clinics

Coming into the summer months, it is a good idea to have your skin checked for any suspicious lesions that may lead to skin cancer. Ideally you should have any new lumps or spots looked at as soon as they appear.

Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is a very small sample of skin that is removed by a doctor so that it can be examined in a lab to determine what cells it is made up of.

Skin colour

Human skin colour tone information about skin pigment melanin in white and dark skin.