There are 5 stages of melanoma. Stage 0 means the thickness of the melanoma is less than 0.1mm, stage 1 means that the thickness is less than 2mm, stage 2 means that the melanoma is greater than 2mm, stage 3 means it's spread to lymph nodes and stage 4 means that there is a distant spread.

Here’s a simple explanation of what exactly “early detection” of melanoma means. Melanoma is actually highly curable when caught early. The problem is that the opportunities for an early detection are often passed over!

It is estimated that in 2017, so far, there has been 13,941 new cases of melanoma. Out of the 13,941, it is estimated that 8,392 of these cases were males and 5,549 were females. It is also estimated that in 2017 there have been 1,839 deaths from melanoma, 1,280 of which were males and 559 of which were females.

The male and female, grade A, stick people symbols are one of the many familiar signs used to differentiate gender. These are normally seen on public restrooms. Here, color is also used to differentiate genders.

Skin cancer affects the body by damaging the cells' growth and the DNA's  control over it's growth. This causes an overgrowth of skin cells and eventually creates a buildup so big that a tumour is formed. This is what causes symptoms of skin cancer such as red bumps, irregular spots and scaly parches on your skin.

This picture shows the times of the day where the sun is more intense and poses a greater hazard of getting cancer it also shows what precautions to take when being out at this time.

Some treatments people undertake if they have squamous cell carcinoma are chemotherapy, which is what kills cells in the body that are growing or multiplying too quickly. Mohs surgery, which is the surgical removal of skin cancer done regularly until there is only healthy tissue left where the skin cancer was and finally surgery, to remove the cancerous tissue from the body.

COM: SKINCANCER TREATMENT - Anyone who has spent or spends a large amount of time in the sun runs the risk of developing skin cancer. In fact, this form of cancer is the most common type

This video shows kids in a fun and colourful way how to stay sun smart and I chose it because I felt it would get the message across that skin cancer is dangerous in a way that wasn't so scary

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In the diagram above, it illustrates how we should apply sunscreen to our face. Step 1 demonstrates the woman applying dots to her forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and neck. In step 2 it shows her starting to rub it in. In step 3, the diagram has arrows on the woman's face of how she rubbed in the sunscreen and in what direction she rubbed in each dot.

In the diagram above, it illustrates how we should apply sunscreen to our face. Step 1 demonstrates the woman applying dots to her forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and neck. In step 2 it shows her starting to rub it in. In step 3, the diagram has arrows on the woman's face of how she rubbed in the sunscreen and in what direction she rubbed in each dot.

It is estimated that 200 melanoma cases and 34,000 non-melanoma cases of skin cancer per year are caused by occupational exposures in Australia. Studies have shown that outdoor workers have double the chance of skin cancer compared to indoor workers. Because of these numbers, there is a variety of UV protective gear Australians use daily for work. If looking for UV protective clothing try find writing on the tag that says UPF50+.

Working outside also poses a hazard for getting cancer from the sun that is why you should always wear long clothes and a hat when working outside for long periods of time.

Another one of the two most common types of skin cancer in Australia is squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth in the squamous cells. The signs of squamous cell carcinoma are that you'll have a lump, ulcer (an open sore internal or external) or a scaly patch on the skin. People may experience rashes, scars, lesion and small bumps on the surface of their skin from it.

Skin Cancer is a malignant tumour or growth on the skin which becomes larger over time, and has the potential to spread to other parts of the body over time, in some cases causing death. It is the most common type of cancer.

If you ever notice a spot on your skin that looks a little different from the rest, you should book an appointment at a skin cancer clinic near you as soon as possible. This is because melanoma can spread to other parts of the body in just a few weeks and if left untreated for too long it could be fatal. Some procedures that skin cancer clinics use are biopsies and skin cancer removals. They also use digital technology to assist them in examining skin spots to do these removals.

If you ever notice a spot on your skin that looks a little different from the rest, you should book an appointment at a skin cancer clinic near you as soon as possible. This is because melanoma can spread to other parts of the body in just a few weeks and if left untreated for too long it could be fatal. Some procedures that skin cancer clinics use are biopsies and skin cancer removals. They also use digital technology to assist them in examining skin spots to do these removals.

Slip Slop Slap is a health campaign encouraging people to do the 5 steps listed above before venturing outside to have some summer fun. It was launched in 1981 by the Cancer Council Victoria. They created a cartoon seagull, named Sid Seagull who sang about UV protection as he danced all over the beach. The reason for now having 5 steps instead of 3 is that the campaign noticed that skin cancer rates were still increasing rapidly and they wanted to slow it down.

it is important to care for your skin especially in Australia, because there is a high chance of getting skin cancer so there are somethings cancer council have put out so we can try to prevent it like slip,slop, slap and Sun Smart

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