Information and resources about keeping your skin healthy, preventing skin cancer and detecting skin cancer as early as possible.
Enable early diagnosis
The main way a skin cancer check reduces the risk of serious skin cancers is by finding and enabling treatment of early skin cancers. But many skin cancers are detected by the patient or their family member/friend. You get maximum protection by having a skin cancer check performed professionally, and checking your own skin.
After your skin check
It's reassuring to have your skin checked, especially if no suspicious spots are discovered. But the risk of skin cancer continues after your visit.
News and blog articles about skin cancer prevention and skin health
When to get a mole checked: Signs it’s time to schedule a check-up for your moles
When should you have moles checked? Should a doctor check all of your skin for cancer, or just individual moles? In this article, we discuss ways of deciding whether you should have a skin cancer check or a mole check, and when is the best time.
You're probably not applying enough sunscreen
Even if you're using SPF50+ sunscreen every day, there's a good chance you aren't properly protected by sunscreen.
Children and skin checks
It can be concerning when your child starts to develop new moles and spots, especially if they've had recent sun exposure. But in almost all children, the risk of skin cancer is very low and routine screening isn't recommended.
Diabetes medication can reduce skin cancer risk
A medication commonly used for diabetes has been shown to have the desirable side effect of reducing the risk of basal cell carcinoma.
Johnson & Johnson is recalling its spray-on sunscreen due to the possible presence of benzene.
Treatments for scars after procedures
All surgical procedures leave scars, which are sometimes unsightly and uncomfortable. We're now offering new treatments to help prevent overgrown scars, and reduce existing ones.