Sun, Skin and Health
Offers current evidence on key aspects of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
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. + Full description
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.- Short description
Sun, Skin and Health 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.
Read an article by author Terry Slevin titled 'Top five myths about skin cancer' in The Sydney Morning Herald.
"the skin cancer guide every family should have."
Adelaide Advertiser, October 2014
"This is a book which should be in every school, every fire station, every farm, every holiday home."
Cooma-Monaro Express, December 2014
DetailsPaperback | October 2014 | $ 39.95
ISBN: 9781486301157 | 288 pages | 240 x 190 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Graphs, Line Art, Maps, Photographs
ePDF | October 2014
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Written in an accessible style to make the science and associated advice practical and available to the general public
- Endorsed by the Cancer Council of Australia
- Scientifically sound advice
- Up to date advice on sun exposure and skin cancer prevention
List of contributors
Chapter 1 What is skin cancer and how does it form?
Chapter 2 Ultraviolet radiation: nuts and bolts of the big skin cancer factor
Chapter 3 Tanning and solaria
Chapter 4 UV protection by clothing, hats and umbrellas
Chapter 5 ‘Slop on some sunscreen’: the mysteries and truth about sunscreen
Chapter 6 ‘Seek shade’: have it made in the shade
Chapter 7 The sun and eyes: sunlight-induced eye disease and its prevention
Chapter 8 Vitamin D, health and the sun: finding the right balance
Chapter 9 Early detection saves lives: what should we look for?
Chapter 10 Melanoma treatment
Chapter 11 Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers
Chapter 12 What about after skin cancer treatment?
Chapter 13 What we are doing about sun protection: are we making progress?
View the full table of contents.