skin cancer

  • Under your skin

    Cancer

    Posted on 13 December 2019

    Melanoma is the most common malignancy in the world, affecting men and women of every skin colour. Here’s how it develops.   How skin cancer grows The development of skin

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  • Skin cancer risk factors and symptoms [infographic]

    Cancer

    Posted on 7 October 2019

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa. How does it occur, and who is most at risk? Are there different types? Is it possible to self-test? What

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  • What happened next: melanoma

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    In 2005, Melissa Taylor was told she had melanoma – and that it was so advanced, there was next to no hope of survival. This is the remarkable story of

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  • What happened next: skin cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    A married mom of two shares how being diagnosed with advanced skin cancer during both her pregnancies taught her to view challenges as opportunities to grow When An Bakkes talks

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  • Getting under your skin

    Magazine

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    There’s more to your skin than meets the eye. We go beneath the surface. As your body’s first line of defence, your skin protects your overall health. “The skin is

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  • Spot the difference: Early warning signs of sun damage

    Cancer

    Posted on 3 December 2018

    Yes, you need to look for changes in your moles but change is also about noticing when new spots pop up and whether that spot is a mole or not. Dermatologist Dr Karen Ordemann answers some frequently-asked questions.

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  • Sun protection products: which are best?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 2 December 2016

    Do you know which products offer the best sun protection? Mediclinic plastic surgeon, Dr Arnold Douglas, helps us compare the available options – sunsuits, swimming costumes, sunscreens and more.

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  • Skin care during winter

    Dermatology

    Posted on 27 June 2016

    A common misconception is that sun protection should only be used in summer. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers and anyone exposed to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays is at risk – even in winter.

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  • Place in the sun

    Dermatology

    Posted on 3 February 2016

    South Africa has the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. This means that we’re all at risk of getting skin cancer. Here’s a look at your risk factors for getting skin cancer and what steps you can take to prevent it.

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  • Soothe that sunburn

    Dermatology

    Posted on 14 January 2016

    Sunburn usually takes us by surprise. Somewhere between swimming and spending the day outdoors we realise that our sun-blushed skin is turning a scary shade of red and we are filled with stinging regret.

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  • Save your skin this summer

    Dermatology

    Posted on 19 December 2014

    These valuable tips, websites and apps will help you enjoy South Africa’s beautiful sunny days responsibly.

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  • Be sun smart [infographic]

    Dermatology

    Posted on 18 December 2014

    The summer holidays are here and we’ve got you covered. Even though some vitamin D is good for you be careful of spending too much time in the sun without protecting your skin.

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