2017 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress

The 2017 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress was recently held in Surfer's Paradise, which many of our dedicated ASCC doctors attended to further their knowledge of skin cancer medicine. Dr Sally Shaw was one of them, and was interviewed by Channel…
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2017 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress

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 early detection

Detecting sun spots early means potentially avoiding cancer Sun spots and skin cancers that are identified and treated early have a better outcome than most other types of cancer
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The importance of early detection

The importance of regular skin checks

Regular 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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