Skin cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect because it is on the outside of the body, in view for us all to see. In summertime, when it’s hot, we shed all the layers of clothes necessary for winter and walk around in singlets, shorts, strappy dresses and bathers. This leads to many skin cancers being detected by the patient, a family member or even a complete stranger …Read More
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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
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
Winter, with it’s blustery winds and cold temperature, is a time when the skin loses moisture and becomes dry. It’s important to use some moisturiser and one with an SPF is even better. Avoid bathing with water that is too hot as that can dehydrate the skin and use a soap free wash to avoid stripping the natural oils from your skin. The UV Index in June, July and August …Read More
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
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
Welcome to the Peninsula Skin cancer clinics new website. We hope you find it informative and easy on the eye! We will be adding news and event information to the site on a regular basis so come back and keep up to date on all matters regarding your skin health.