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and basal cell skin cancers are sometimes called nonmelanoma skin cancers. Nonmelanoma skin cancer usually responds to treatment and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Melanoma is more aggressive than most other types of skin cancer. If it…

News: New Cancer Council cosmetics tackle premature aging and skin cancer risk

rates of skin cancer in the world. Around 3,000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said a new range of Cancer Council cosmetics, launched this month, would make sun protection…

News: Older Queenslanders most at risk of skin cancer

damaged skin cells to become cancerous. “Skin cancer is related to a person’s total lifetime exposure to UV radiation and the pattern of exposure they have had.” Cancer Council Queensland has urged Queenslanders over 50 to stay vigilant about being…

News: Deadliest skin cancer increases risk of other cancers including prostate, lung

with colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or lymphoid leukaemia, the risk of being diagnosed with a subsequent Merkel cell carcinoma was also increased. “One theory is that the association between this deadly skin cancer, melanoma and lip cancers is…

News: Schools keen to play a stronger role in skin cancer prevention

are at risk of developing skin cancer. “It’s so important for all Queensland organisations caring for children to have access to items that assist SunSmart behaviour and reduce skin cancer risk,” Ms Clift said. “These grants will be a big…

News: Survey seeks to shape future of skin cancer prevention

with melanoma and more than 360,000 non-melanoma skin cancers removed annually. “Almost all skin cancers, including melanoma, are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun, meaning skin cancer is almost entirely preventable,” Ms McMillan said. “We’re calling on…

News: Simple shade promotes physical activity and wards off skin cancer

children have access to items that assist SunSmart behavior and reduce skin cancer risk. “We also need to work hard to instill SunSmart behaviours in Queensland children to reduce their long-term risk of skin cancer.” This month, Cancer Council Queensland…

Blog: Here’s how you can help improve skin cancer prevention

and skin cancer organisations who are conducting research into a new technology called 3D total-body imaging, used for melanoma early detection. And we want to know your thoughts about it! Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer

News: National Skin Cancer Action Week 2017

A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes, are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk. To download the National Skin Cancer Action Week 2017 resources, visit: www.cancer.org.au/skinweek