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The Melanoma Story. What am I?

Melanoma develops in different sub-types, ranging in appearance and behavioral characteristics. Melanoma risks arise from combined environmental, genetic and host factors. Amidst such a range of features lies one vital fact. Early detection does make a difference to...

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Dysplasia to Invasion: Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC)

Early recognition and timely referral of Skin Cancers can reduce morbidity and ultimately save lives, in what is being referred to in recent literature as a chronic skin condition. Nurses require additional knowledge around skin cancers so they can play their part in...

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Is Basal Cell Carcinoma on your radar?

Basal Cell Carcinoma is Australia’s most common skin cancer. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their life times – with that level of incidence, nurses can expect to be managing skin cancer as well as an...

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Focus on Skin Cancer: Overview

Skin cancer in the Australian community is common and nurses across a range of clinical areas are likely to meet the challenge of integrating skin cancer care with patients’ existing care needs. This Overview is the first of a series Introducing skin...

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The Keratin Trilogy: Skin, Hair and Nails

You may ask what has keratin ever done for us? It assists us to keep the outside environment just that….outside! The keratin scales are arranged to reflect the function of the tissue and maintain its integrity despite and sometimes in spite of what we do to our...

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Assessing and Treating Itch

Itch! You try your favourite remedies and no luck! Neither you nor your patient need this complication to their care. Let’s review our assessment process and identify skills that can provide some assistance in managing this distressing symptom. Read article on...

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Three Handy Tips for Applying Moisturiser

Moisturisers: they increase skin comfort and protect and soften our skin, but do we really understand the qualities of the product we are applying? Have we selected the most appropriate product?  Read on and discover how to ensure that the product you choose will live...

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