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Superficial Radiotherapy explained

  Superficial radiotherapy is a revolutionary treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancers, namely Basal Cell Carcinoma’s, Squamous Cell Carcinoma’s and Bowen’s disease. It works by targeting the specific DNA of the skin cancer cell/s only, causing irreversible damage and ultimately, curing the cancer. This treatment is relatively new amongst the private health sector in Australia […]

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A day in the life of a medical professional

Depending on your position in the medical industry, you get to experience incredible things such as saving lives, easing pain, mending broken bones, rehabilitating an injury, provide understanding, extending support, working through emotional concerns, and overall helping people from all walks of life through some of their tough times. But we do also need to endure the lows that accompany our roles….

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When was the last time you felt important?

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that people are exposed to a range of emotions when they require medical care. Being aware of and tending to those feelings is an important part of the process. Here at Just Skin, while delivering exceptional skin cancer treatment is our priority, we also ensure our patients know they are important and that our day is truly better for knowing them.

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Does one size really fit all?

In the world of healthcare, best practice is ‘protocol driven, evidence based medicine’. While this is commendable for several good reasons, my biggest concerns is it fails to recognise that, as doctors, we work with people, not protocols. Where I feel this practice fails is in the ability, or profound inability, to recognise that we are dealing with people; people whose needs and circumstance vary significantly.

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How well do you know your skin?

Collectively, the human body is truly miraculous, but we often take our skin for granted. While sometimes skin concerns are unavoidable, below are our top five tips to help make sure your skin receives the best possible treatment, particularly when it comes to preventing or spotting skin cancer.

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Is it even possible?

I have been a Radiation Oncologist on the Sunshine Coast for the past 13 years, with an additional 14 spent in medicine. Every time I work with radiation I remain dumbfounded by how unbelievable it is – I use an invisible, apparent nothing to treat and cure cancer.

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The dangers of our winter sun

Alas, the winter months are here and while most of us are celebrating the relative coolness, and the exodus of the dripping humidity, we’re forgetting that the sun still packs a punch and impacts our skin.

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