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Skin Cancer Community Slams Celebrity Chef Pete Evans Dangerous Comments on Sunscreen

Australian celebrity paleo chef, Pete Evans, has been rebuffed by the skin cancer community and the Australian Medical Association. Skin cancer patients, including ABC presenter Mark Colvin, have been sharing their surgical scars on Facebook criticizing Evans’ irresponsible stance on sun protection. Chef Pete Evans has been challenged by these communities for a comment he has made on his Facebook page regarding the use of sunscreens. Evans claimed not to …Read More

Melanoma diagnostic accuracy improved with dermoscopy

If your doctor is not using a dermatoscope and hasn’t had training in identifying skin cancer at it’s earliest stage, then it’s time to have your skin checked by a doctor who is accredited with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and is an expert in dermoscopy. Dermoscopy enables the doctor to see microscopic features within the top few layers of the skin. They will be able to detect patterns …Read More

From Skin Cancer to Skin Health

An annual skin check is promoted as the best way to combat skin cancer, but there are additional preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of having a skin cancer reoccurrence. With 95% of skin cancers due to accumulated sun damage, most patients who are diagnosed with skin cancer will also have an overall poor skin health. Sun damaged skin usually appears reddened and dry with raised actinic keratotic …Read More

AFL’s Jarryd Roughead confirms immunotherapy treatment for melanoma metastases.

HAWTHORN star Jarryd Roughead is starting targeted immunotherapy treatment next week to treat his advanced melanoma . Jarryd Roughead has confirmed at his press conference this morning that 4 spots have been detected on his lungs. These have been biopsied and proven to be melanoma metastases. He will begin his immunotherapy next week and is expecting to undertake this therapy for 12 months. “When the news hit two weeks ago it was shock …Read More

Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died From Melanoma

Bob Marley, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter, died from melanoma 35 years ago. Marley had been diagnosed with an acral lentiginous melanoma under the toenail of his big toe. He had previously thought the discoloured nail was due to a soccer injury and had dismissed it. Once finally diagnosed, doctor’s had recommended amputation of the big toe to prevent the spread of the melanoma. Because Marley was a keen …Read More

Patients with Familial Atypical Multiple Mole Syndrome and Multiple Melanomas need a Molemap

The greatest risk for melanoma is thought to be having a large number of moles with some atypical moles thrown in the mix. It is very important to monitor for new or changing moles in these patients. When a patient is diagnosed with melanoma, they are at an increased risk of having another primary melanoma somewhere else on their body. 13 % of our melanoma patients go on to have …Read More

Melanoma Awareness Month

For melanoma awareness advocates the month May is Melanoma awareness month. It is a time to spread the word on the seriousness of a melanoma diagnosis and the importance prevention. If you haven’t had a skin check or mole mapping for over a year it is time to book yourself in for a  full body examination with a doctor who has had training in dermatoscopy and is able to recognise the …Read More

Alarming Melanoma Rates At Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre

Record breaking number of melanomas at our two clinics in 2015! Collating the number of melanomas found at our Mornington Clinic with our Frankston clinic we had the extremely high total of 366 melanomas in 2015. This is an increase of 57% from melanomas found in 2014. Luckily 98% of these melanomas were under 1mm deep which means that the 5 year survival rate for these patients is approaching 100%. …Read More

PSCC wins National Melanoma Award

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre wins an Honourable Mention at the National Melanoma Awards in Brisbane on Friday 16th of October. This was the first National Melanoma Awards Gala night held by Melanoma Patients Australia. PSCC was a finalist for the Corporate Division for initiatives undertaken to reduce the impact of melanoma on customers, employees or other stakeholders. The winner was BUPA and the honourable mention was awarded to PSCC as …Read More

Change of Ownership

  As of 24 August 2015, the Peninsula Skin Cancer Clinics at Frankston and Mornington will be owned and operated by Matrix Skin Cancer Clinics Pty Ltd (ACN 150 513 223) (“ASCC”).  To ensure the continuity of patient care, all patient records will be maintained onsite by ASCC at both practices (other than those records returned to a patient or passed on to a nominated medical practitioner at the patient’s …Read More

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