142015Feb
18 Years on…

18 Years on…

The following post is by Rob colligan, who shares his personal journey with melanoma. 18 years ago (September 1996),  I was diagnosed with melanoma. It was Clarke Level IV, 1.7mm deep and had spread.. For those who do not know, that is pretty bad. Lymph nodes had to be removed and the feeling was one…

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112015Feb
Schoolyard Games

Schoolyard Games

Let’s go back… No, a little further back. Nope, too far back. Try the 1970’s… that will do for the start of this discussion. In the 1970’s, school was an interesting place to be. In a NSW infants or primary school, each student got a daily plastic bag of flavoured milk. In summer, it was…

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32015Feb
Freckle Checkle Day

Freckle Checkle Day

On 2nd May 2015, an exciting event took place at our Inglewood Clinic. The Team at Skin Check WA partnered with Mix94.5 in hosting the inaugural Freckle Checkle Day – a free skin check family day for Perth. The purpose was to raise skin cancer awareness and to offer a valuable service to the people…

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12015Feb
Melanoma March 2015

Melanoma March 2015

MelanomaWA has launched the Melanoma March for Western Australia, in association with the Melanoma institute Australia. The national event is becoming more successful each year in WA, in no small part due to the tireless efforts of Clinton Heal and his team at MelanomaWA. This year, it will be held in Bunbury and Busselton on…

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12015Feb
Blue and Black Dress (sorry… Mole)

Blue and Black Dress (sorry… Mole)

In recent days, a blue and black ( or is it white and gold?) dress has gone viral on the internet. A single picture of a dress has created plenty of self doubt, disagreements between friends, and much more. In case you have not seen the famous photo, we have reproduced it here: (Courtesy Caitlin…

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152014Dec
Dannii Minogue shows her spots in campaign for skin cancer

Dannii Minogue shows her spots in campaign for skin cancer

Dannii Minogue has teamed with Invisible Zinc in this summer’s “Some spots can be dangerous” campaign. Using body paint she has been transformed into a leopard, because “a leopard can’t change its spots, but your spots CAN change”. “Australia has the highest rates of melanoma, so please, get your spots checked”. Invisible Zinc will donate…

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102014Oct
Dear 16 year old Me

Dear 16 year old Me

This video was produced by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund in Canada. It is extremely moving and courageous for those involved. The same message should be told to all Australians, young and old. The sun damage may have been done, but we can stop further risk by adopting sun protection. Keep an eye on your…

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312014Jul
Western Force Takes on Skin Cancer

Western Force Takes on Skin Cancer

In July 2014, the West Australian based Rugby Union Club, the Western Force, decided to offer all staff and players a skin check and contacted SKIN CHECK WA. Arrangements were made and the day duly arrived as the Club began  turning up for their scheduled appointments. To say that the staff and doctors at Skin…

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