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Title Sun, skin and health / editor: Terry Slevin.
Imprint Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2014.

Subject Skin -- Cancer -- Australia -- Prevention.
Skin -- Cancer -- Treatment -- Australia.
Skin -- Protection -- Australia.
Skin Neoplasms.
Alt Name Slevin, Terry,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. What is skin cancer and how does it form? -- 2. Ultraviolet radiation : nuts and bolts of the big skin cancer factor -- 3. Tanning and solaria -- 4. UV protection by clothing, hats and umbrellas -- 5. 'Slop on some sunscreen' : the mysteries and truth about sunscreen -- 6. 'Seek shade' : have it made in the shade -- 7. The sun and eyes : sunlight-induced eye disease and its prevention -- 8. Vitamin D, health and the sun : finding the right balance -- 9. Early detection saves lives : what should we look for? -- 10. Melanoma treatment -- 11. Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers -- 12. What about after skin cancer treatment? -- 13. What are we doing about sun protection : are we making progress?
Summary Skin cancer is Australia's ‘national cancer'. At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and over 1000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every day. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. This book brings together leading experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, providing practical information about the sun and health. The book begins with an explanation of what skin cancer is and how it forms, then discusses ultraviolet radiation and how to protect yourself, the effects of tanning, myths and truths about sunscreen, getting enough Vitamin D, the impact of the sun on your eyes, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, and life after skin cancer. It is a must-read for anyone living under the Australian and New Zealand sun.
ISBN 9781486301164 (electronic bk.)
1486301169 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 881471689
Additional Format Original 9781486301157 1486301150.