16 Questions… A Lifesaver?

Is it possible for 16 simple questions to help save your life? Yes, it really is. QIMR Berghofer has released an online test that helps to identify whether you are at a high risk of developing melanoma within the next 3 and a half years. This is significant because...

The importance of knowing your own skin

  Want to know the secret of surviving melanoma? It’s simply knowing your own skin. Why, because the most sensitive indicators of melanoma are either a changing mole OR one that looks different from all your other moles. So if you spend the time to get to know...

When To Worry About A Mole

What do moles look like? Moles can range in colour. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-coloured or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in colour and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to...

How To Tell A Melanoma From A Scary Mole

Telling whether an odd looking mole is a melanoma is a real challenge. In fact, the only sure way to know is with a biopsy. But, before you get them all cut out, there are signs and symptoms that can help you and your doctor to make the right decision. According to...

Ugly Ducklings Aren’t Just In Fairytales

When assessing the risk of a mole, we all know the traditional ABCDE’s (check out the American Academy of Dermatologists here if you don’t). Dermatologists bring an even greater level of sophistication when they assess a mole’s features. However, this is notoriously...