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Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention
Basal cell carcinoma

7 Tips for Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention

Basal cell carcinoma is currently the most common Skin Cancer. It is important to be aware of the options to prevent yourself and the people around you. More information on basal cell carcinoma prevention? Read here our 7 tips.

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Skin care tips

5 Essential Steps to Healthy Skin

Our skin is our largest and most visible organ. It is comprised of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutis (base layer). This multi-layer organ is not only our shield from the environment and the element keeping our internal organs in place, but it is also a dynamic part of our body constantly regenerating, exuding protective substances, and creating vitamin D to keep our bodies operating efficiently. Despite that the skin is such an advanced system capable of maintaining itself, what can we do keep a healthy skin?

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How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) | 5 steps

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common forms of skin cancer, affecting more than one million people in the US alone each year. While it is usually easily treatable, it can become deadly if it spreads beyond the skin and into the lymph nodes or internal organs of the body. That’s why prevention is so important.

How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma? Read it below.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma

Is basal cell carcinoma itchy?

When it comes to detecting skin cancer, it’s important to understand the possible signs and symptoms. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. When found early, there are many treatment options in most cases. That’s why the SkinVision program is aimed towards early detection. There are several things to know about basal cell carcinoma – so when these things happen, you’ll know what to do.

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how melanoma forms
Melanoma

How melanoma forms

Melanoma is the rarest but deadliest form of skin cancer. Just why it is so deadly is revealed in the way that it forms. It is important to know how melanoma forms so you can provide yourself regularly from self-checks.

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What melanoma moles look like
Melanoma

What melanoma moles look like

Melanoma is the most dangerous (and potentially deadly) form of skin cancer. That’s why it is so important to detect the early signs. When found early, there are treatment options in most cases. So what melanoma moles look like? Let’s take a closer look.

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer check Perth

If you live in Perth, you might be well aware of the skin cancer risk. Australia, together with new Zealand, has the highest percentage of skin cancer cases in the world. The amount of sun that Perth sees throughout the year is causing a high risk. In the summer, a long streak of extreme UV exposure can be seen. This all means that a skin cancer check for anyone living in Perth is a smart idea to perform regularly.

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer clinic Sydney

As an Australian, you know that skin cancer is part of everyday life. That, unfortunately, is the reality. With the amount (and strength) of UV radiation from the sun, Australians see high skin cancer rates all over the country. So what can you do and what are your options in Sydney specifically?

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sore mole
Melanoma

Are melanoma moles painful?

Do you have a sore mole? Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, commonly appears from either new or existing moles. There are several symptoms of melanoma to be aware of, pain being one of them. When melanoma forms, a mole can become painful.

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Which type of skin cancer is the most dangerous?
Skin cancer

Which type of skin cancer is the most dangerous?

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and can appear anywhere on the skin. There are different types of skin cancer, all of which are dangerous and should be treated immediately when diagnosed. Which type of skin cancer is the most dangerous, though?

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Where squamous cell carcinoma originates
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Where squamous cell carcinoma originates

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. Where squamous cell carcinoma originates? It is considered locally invasive, and, although uncommon, can spread beyond the skin into other organs of the body if left untreated. The cancer develops from squamous cells which are thin, flat cells found on the surface of the skin, in the lining of hollow organs and in the respiratory and digestive tracts. 

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Where is squamous cell carcinoma found?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Where is squamous cell carcinoma found?

As you might already know, squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer. While squamous cell carcinoma can be treated very well when found early, this type of skin cancer also has the potential to spread to the lymph nodes. In that case, it becomes very dangerous. At first squamous cell carcinoma will often appear as a scaly lump, a red scaly sunspot, or a crusted sore. But where is it commonly found?

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Skin spots

Are skin cancer spots raised or flat?

Detecting possible signs of skin cancer can be difficult. There are certain rules to follow – and of course tools like SkinVision enable you to perform self-checks. But with many possible signs and symptoms, it can be hard to know if you need to go and see your doctor. One of these signs is the fact that a mole can be raised or flat: does that indicate possible skin cancer? Let’s find out.

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where does melanoma occur
Melanoma

Where does melanoma occur?

Melanoma is the rarest yet deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for a large majority of skin cancer deaths. If caught early, melanoma is usually easy to treat with a minor surgery. The key is knowing the warning signs and where to look before it spreads.

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Skin cancer

Where is skin cancer found?

The short answer is that skin cancer can be found anywhere; however, certain skin cancers are more likely to occur in certain places. Below we go over where skin cancer is typically found in the most common forms of skin cancer. 

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Skin cancer

Are skin cancer spots painful?

Are skin cancer spots painful? In short, sometimes. Painful or itchy spots can be an indication of skin cancer, but skin cancer lesions are not always painful. What’s important is recognizing the other warning signs of skin cancer so that you can identify a cancerous or pre-cancerous growth should one appear on your skin. 

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Basal cell carcinoma originate
Basal cell carcinoma

Where does basal cell carcinoma originate?

Basal cell carcinoma forms in the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis. There is some debate about which cells the cancer originates, but recent research points to epidermal stem cells as the culprit. The cancer was named after basal cells located in the lower part of the epidermis as the cancer cells look like basal cells under a microscope. Read further about where Basal Cell Carcinoma originates.

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how melanoma is diagnosed
Melanoma

How melanoma is diagnosed

Doctors often get asked how melanoma is diagnosed. Before a biopsy or a physical exam, they will typically ask about your symptoms. They might ask you when your mole or growth first appeared if it is bleeding, oozing, crusting or painful, or if it has evolved or changed over time.

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Melanoma symptoms pictures
Skin lesions

Skin lesions

Our skin sometimes seems to have a will of its own. While we try to take good care of our skin to make it smooth and looking healthy, skin lesions or other anomalies may appear. There are quite a few skin lesions that could occur on your skin, and while some of them pose a threat – the majority can be dealt with pretty easily. Let’s take a look at the different skin lesions that are common, and what they mean for your skin.

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Skin Moles
Moles

Skin moles

The majority of the population in the world has them: moles. Skin moles are therefore not dangerous by itself, but that could change over time. As moles remain a mystery to most of us, and we get a lot of questions about them, we take a closer look to this phenomenon that appears on our body. Some moles are there when we are born while others will appear later in life: does this make a difference in regards to risk? Let’s take a look.

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White spots on skin
Skin spots

White spots on skin

The appearance of white spots on skin indication a loss of pigmentation, which can be the result of a number of skin conditions. The prime concern for the majority of sufferers is the aesthetics of this condition because cosmetically, white spots on skin can be a very obvious condition. However, it is vital to understand whether such changes are symptoms of an underlying or serious skin complaint. Recognising any changes in your skin is key to minimising the risk of skin cancer and other related serious complaints.

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what is melanoma
Melanoma

What does a melanoma look like?

Most of us who spent a childhood in the sun will be aware that those benign moles we have on our skin may, one day, transform into cancerous melanomas. But what should we be on the lookout for and how can we tell when a mole is actually dangerous? In other words, what does a melanoma look like and how can we work out when a visit to the doctor is needed?

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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC): What to know

When looking for skin cancer symptoms during a regular skin check, things can get overwhelming. This is because there are so many different types of skin cancer, meaning there is a long list of possible symptoms of skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but there are a number of non-melanoma skin cancers. But what are the other forms? What is Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer?

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Early melanoma detection
Melanoma

Early melanoma detection

Early melanoma detection means that it is almost always curable using surgery.

Prognosis improves the earlier melanoma detection occurs. This means that if you check your moles regularly and go to the doctor or dermatologist as soon as you notice any changes, you will be able to spot and get rid of melanoma quickly.

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Skin cancer

How to do a skin cancer check yourself?

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, so looking for it is very important for your health. We recommend that you even perform a check of your entire body every month, especially if you have a history of skin cancer. Because the earlier it is found the more likely it can be cured. To do a skin cancer check by yourself you will need the SkinVision app, a full-length mirror, a hand mirror, and two chairs. You may also need a lamp in case you’re in a dimly lit room or to check less visible parts of your body.

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Skin Moles
Melanoma

Detection of skin melanoma

Skin cancer, including melanoma, is the most common form of cancer and affects millions each year. If detected early, however, it is also one of the easiest to treat and cure. Undetected and untreated, a skin melanoma will spread rapidly and lead to secondary malignant tumors elsewhere. Easy to say, the detection of skin melanoma is important.

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