Tag: skin cancer

Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Cancer Council Queensland issues heatwave warning

Cancer Council Queensland is urging all Queenslanders to stay safe and SunSmart today, with temperatures expected to top around 40 degrees in some parts of the State. The heatwave is hitting Queensland unseasonably early this year, with the UV Index also expected to reach extreme levels. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan warned of…

Slip, Slop, Slap for a sun safe school holiday

With tomorrow marking the last day of term three at schools across the State, Cancer Council Queensland is urging families to head into holidays the SunSmart way. On average around 56 per cent of adults and 64 per cent of children are sunburnt on an annual basis[1], increasing the risk of skin cancer later in…

Cancer Council reveals new Ugly Xmas Rashie design for summer 2017

Australia’s much-loved answer to the Ugly Xmas Sweater is back for 2017 – with a new, true-blue cockatoo design! Cancer Council’s 2017 limited edition Ugly Xmas Rashie, designed by Scody and featuring a cockatoo, is set to be another instant hit for the beach this summer. The Ugly Xmas Rashie first launched in 2015 and…

Childhood sun exposure causing majority of skin cancer cases

Childhood sun exposure has been found to cause the majority of non-melanoma skin cancers in adults, prompting calls by Cancer Council Queensland for improved sun safety across the state. A new report from the 45 and Up Study[1], led by the University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW, found that basal cell carcinomas (BCC) diagnosed…

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