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Tag: Skin cancer

‘No Hat, No Play’ failing our teens as skin cancer cases rise

'No Hat, No Play' of primary school years is falling on deaf ears in the region's secondary schools, despite rising rates of skin cancer.

Former pro surfer Matt Hoy prompts skin check change

Having not had a skin check in more than a decade, former professional surfer Matt Hoy paid a visit to the Hunter Melanoma Foundation (HMF) Spot Check clinic – and is thankful...

A year in review: November 2020

Even though it wasn't long ago, we are casting our minds back to November. By November, things were beginning to return to normal in Australia, with everyone excited for Christmas and spending...

Fashion and function is key, says Shy Skin owner

Growing up fair-skinned in the beachside suburb of Merewether meant Caitlyn Byrnes learned quickly to cover up when she was out in the sun. As a youngster, well before rash vests and SPF50+,...

Skin checks help detect melanomas

Two hundred patients were provided with free beachside skin checks this past weekend to help detect melanomas. The checks are part of the Hunter Melanoma Foundation’s Spot Check campaign, which is an ongoing...

Sun-savvy students in a class of their own

Sun-savvy school students are being asked to design a winning shady space for learning this spring in a bid to reduce rates of skin cancer in future generations. Using a set of new...

Australian-first initiative for Hunter Melanoma Foundation

The Hunter Melanoma Foundation (HMF) has created an animated guide to help people check their skin. The first of its kind in Australia - the idea for the ‘Check and Protect’ video was...
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