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Skin cancer danger as WA sunburn hospitalisation at six-year high, prompting calls for compulsory shade

The number of children getting so badly sunburned they need to go to hospital has reached a six-year high in Western Australia, with the number of cases doubling since 2014.

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OAM recipient dedicates honour to those lost to skin cancer

Melanoma Man’ Jay Allen has been recognised for his commitment to skin cancer awareness, today awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.

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Melanoma New Zealand Launches Mobile Spot Check Van

Melanoma New Zealand is excited to launch its new dedicated mobile spot check van, enabling New Zealanders around the country to have free skin cancer spot checks.

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New study looks into how drug therapy before surgery could help prevent the spread of melanoma

This sunburnt country may have inspired our great poets, but the sun’s harsh rays have also meant Australia has the highest melanoma rates in the world with 1,300 Australians expected to die from the disease this year alone.

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