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skin flap

Nearby skin or fatty tissue which is pulled over the wound and stitched….

Skin Cancer

The skin protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water and fat. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It usually forms in skin that has been exposed to sunlight,…

skin graft

A piece of skin taken from one part of the body to another to cover a wound….

superficial skin cancer

Cancer that only affects cells on the surface of the top layer of the skin. Not invasive….

Research snapshot – Association between melanoma detected during routine skin checks and mortality Watts 2021

…followed up until 2018. Patients recorded whether each melanoma was discovered during a routine clinical skin check, or it was self-detected. The results showed that people whose melanomas were detected through a routine clinical skin check had a 25% lower…

Research snapshot – Changes over time in skin check behaviours among Australians Reyes-Marcelino 2020

…more commonly among older age groups and females, and varied by location, skin sensitivity, skin colour, risk perception, and socio-economic index. What does this mean? Whole-body skin check behaviours in Australia have remained relatively stable overall but differ according to…

News: Get to know your skin, urges Cancer Council

…asking a partner or a mate to check their back, and anywhere they can’t see themselves, for any skin changes.” Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Around 3,000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are…

News: Simple shade promotes physical activity and wards off skin cancer

…UV radiation exposure and skin cancer risk – so an important time to intercept complacent behavior. “Not only do we know that increasing shade structures across Queensland schools would reduce children’s risk of skin cancer, but we now also know…

News: Outdoor workers say skin cancer inevitable

…workers – building/construction, rural/farming, local government and public sector. Around 70 per cent of all outdoor workers surveyed believed it was likely they would develop skin cancer in the future. About 42 per cent had already had a skin cancer,…