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Fashion retailer promotes sun protection with record-breaking skin cancer awareness campaign

Source: Guinness World Records, July 2019 As we enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors, it can be easy to forget the importance of sun protection, but thanks to Dillard’s and their latest skin cancer awareness campaign, communities nationwide have just been reminded. And that’s not all. The fashion retailer didn’t just tell audiences to stock up […]

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Experts warn Australia heading for shortfall of melanoma specialists

Source: Brisbane Times, July 2019 Skin cancer experts warn that Australia is heading for a shortfall in dermatologists, a dangerous situation for the country with the highest rate of melanoma. The Australasian College of Dermatologists is calling for more to be done to curb rates of melanoma, from funding, to scientific breakthroughs, to training more […]

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Talking About Melanoma Matters: Empowering patients to communicate confidently with their clinicians

Source: Nursing Times, July 2019 Delia Sworm, skin cancer clinical nurse specialist at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, offers her perspective on the importance of shared decision-making between clinicians and people with melanoma I have worked as a skin cancer nurse for five years, supporting people from diagnosis to recovery. Through our regular interactions with people […]

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Sunscreen wouldn’t have saved Bob Marley from melanoma, and it won’t help other dark-skinned people

Source: The Conversation , June 2019 Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunscreen can block UV rays and therefore reduce the risk of sun burns, which ultimately reduces the risk of developing melanoma. Thus, the promotion of sunscreen as an effective melanoma […]

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