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Your Story Series: Meet Anne

Your Story Series: Meet Anne

It wasn't until I retired and relocated to Queensland from Victoria that I discovered that yearly skin checks were important. Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in Australia. I was shocked to be diagnosed with a squamous cell cancer on my forearm and shortly after, a Basal Cell on my throat.
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Your Story Series: Meet Zoe

Your Story Series: Meet Zoe

My melanoma was diagnosed in August 2019, however I was concerned about the mole on my leg in 2010. It popped up quickly and I went to the GP within two or three weeks. He did a punch biopsy and when I returned for the result, I saw a different GP in the practice who told me it was "fine, nothing to worry about" and wrote on the pathology report “no worries”.
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Your Story Series: Meet Linda

Your Story Series: Meet Linda

The damage that is caused today by the sun can never be undone, and a potential deep burn in the pursuit of the perfect tan is not worth risking future skin cancer. I recently had a skin cancer scare which reminded of this. On a very overdue skin check, the doctor discovered something which had all the hallmark signs of a melanoma. 
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Kate

Your Story Series: Meet Kate

About 15 years ago I came up in a rash all over my body after being at the beach. After several months I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). At first I avoided the sun like a vampire, but that meant missing out on activities I enjoy, like horse riding, swimming, playing outside with the dog. I now do lots of outside activities but I cover myself head to toe with sun protective clothing and sunscreen.
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Venetia

Your Story Series: Meet Venetia

My level of sun exposure as a child was relatively low however I did use a sunbed from time to time back in the 1980's when it was recommended that you prepare your skin before heading over to Europe! How wrong was that advice!
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Sonya

Your Story Series: Meet Sonya

My mum, dad and mother and father in law have ALL had sun cancers or sun spots removed. I see so many people of their generation having similar treatments. Now that we have a better understanding of the dangers, our younger generation can protect themselves better - especially with more choices of sun protection methods! 
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Kamil

Your Story Series: Meet Kamil

I moved to Australia over 10 years ago. I grew up in northern Europe and it took me a few years to re-calibrate my inner compass and my approach to sun protection! At first I was not paying any attention to Australian sun at all. Once I learned about the risks, my attitude change 180 degrees.
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Renee

Your Story Series: Meet Renee

Living in Queensland, being a mother of three fair-skinned, freckly red-headed children (all currently under the age of five) and having had a sun spot recently removed from my face, I take sun protection much more seriously than ever before. 
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