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More Shade To Protect Victorians From Skin Cancer

More Victorians will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs.

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Meet the man with the ‘million dollar beard!’

He’s known across Australia as the man with the ‘million dollar beard.’ And Jimmy Niggles – real name Scott Maggs – has confirmed he’s finally set to shave off his entire mahogany mane in February 2020, with all proceeds going towards his charity’s battle to eradicate skin cancer.

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Melanoma in skin of colour

Source: DermNet NZ, December 2019 What is melanoma? Melanoma is a form of skin cancer formed from the uncontrolled growth and replication of melanocytes (pigment cells) [1]. Melanoma is sometimes referred to as malignant melanoma and has a variety of subtypes. What is skin of colour? ‘Skin of colour’ is a subjective term used to refer to a natural skin pigmentation ‘darker’ than white (ie, […]

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SUN PROTECTION RISING? MELANOMA INCIDENCE DECREASING IN YOUNG ADULTS

The overall take-home message from this study is that though melanoma incidence has continued to climb in the past decade for both men and women, most of the increase is seen in adults greater than age 40 years of age.

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