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Australian Cancer Research – Are we really getting closer to a cancer free future?


11 December 2018


With Australia investing millions of dollars in cancer research every year and daily news bulletins endlessly promoting promising breakthroughs – it’s no surprise that the Australian community wants to be reassured that the work taking place around Australia is really making a difference.

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Young or old, there’s nothing healthy about a tan


23 November 2018


As a dermatologist I see a lot of damaged skin. I can still remember my first melanoma death. He was a young man in his thirties with three small children. It was a tragedy.

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Here are the nine things you should know about the new cervical screening program.


10 September 2018


Australia’s new cervical screening program is good news for all of us with a cervix. A more sophisticated test means that the early signs of cervical cancer can be picked up one step earlier, helping to further improve early detection.

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Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine


7 May 2018


Every four minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with cancer. Only one in ten of those diagnosed will exercise enough during and after their treatment. But every one of those patients would benefit from exercise.

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How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?


9 January 2018


Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

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