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How the SkinVision App Revealed my Husband’s Melanoma 1

How the SkinVision App Revealed my Husband’s Melanoma

As a Wellness Coordinator in the oil industry, Candy Lethridge, has been approached many times to trial different wellness technologies. Digital wellness technologies are undergoing a rapid transformation. They are now being offered as a part of many health programs to improve the health and wellness of both corporate and contract workers.  With Australian’s experiencing …

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UV Protection Tips

What You Need to Know About the UV Index and How it Impacts Your Skin Health Before you walk out the door you always check to make sure you have your phone, wallet, and keys, but there is another important step you need to take: checking your local UV Index. The Ultraviolet (UV) Index is …

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UV Rays - what are they and how can we protect ourselves from them? 4

UV Rays – what are they and how can we protect ourselves from them?

On average 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, with UV exposure being the biggest cause of the disease. According to Cancer Research UK, just one case of severe sunburn every two years heavily increases your chances of getting melanoma skin cancer. 

The UV stands for Ultra Violet – basically, a ray that is invisible to the human eye. This is why sunburn does not show up straight away, as well as wrinkles which can develop over time.

The current situation in New Zealand

Melanoma: The current situation in New Zealand

New Zealand has, together with Australia, the highest melanoma incidence in the world. The combination of skin type and UV impact from the sun put the inhibitors of New Zealand at high risk. So let’s take a closer look at the current melanoma situation in NZ.

Why is skin cancer so common in Australia? 5

Why is skin cancer so common in Australia?

Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at risk of skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanomas in Australia each year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. In fact, it was estimated that 15,229 new cases of melanoma alone would be diagnosed in 2019 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).