Melanocytic nevi, or commonly known as moles, are usually benign in children and nothing of concern. New moles may appear during childhood and into early adulthood. It is normal for moles to darken or lighten over time. Some might fade away completely.   As your child grows, moles get...

During the winter months many people are visiting indoor tanning beds to help along that all year Summery glow.   If under normal conditions you are one of them it may be worthwhile to consider the following facts about the practice of indoor tanning:  Tanning beds are not safe.   The World Health Organisation has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are...

Skin cancer screening is a comprehensive review of a patient’s skin for early detection of suspicious-looking lesions. Early diagnosis of skin cancer is imperative. In the case of melanoma, early detection may potentially save your life. Skin surveillance is also a form of cancer screening for...

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. It is typically divided into melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancer encompasses basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and is by far the most common cancer in South Africa. Although melanoma is...