The Skin & Cancer Foundation’s aim is to help Australians suffering¬†from any and all diseases of the skin. These include a wide range of conditions, from allergic reactions to eczema to skin cancers. Quick and accurate diagnosis means the correct treatment can be administered sooner.


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Role of pathology in skin cancers

Pathology gives us information about skin diseases that visual observation alone cannot provide.

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Karen’s story


Karen is a mother of three who was diagnosed with skin cancer after finding a mole on her back in January 2012. In February 2013 she found a lump under her arm; her doctor ordered an ultrasound and a needle biopsy to investigate and stage IV melanoma was confirmed.

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