Sun, Skin and Health.

Slevin, Terry.
Victoria : CSIRO Publishing, 2015.
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Skin -- Protection -- Australia.
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Offers current evidence on key aspects of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
List of contributors
Terry Slevin
A little history
The cost of skin cancer
A family issue
Why a book?
Who is it for?
Particularly the men
Chapter 1 What is skin cancer and how does it form?
David Whiteman and Catherine Olsen
Apples and oranges: the different types of skin cancer
Why all the fuss? The burden of skin cancer
Who gets skin cancer?
What causes skin cancer?
Further reading
Chapter 2 Ultraviolet radiation: nuts and bolts of the big skin cancer factor
Peter Gies, Stuart Henderson and Kerryn King
All about the sun: UVR, ozone and the weather
What exactly is UVR? The ABC of UVR
Seven factors affecting solar UVR
The UV Index: what does it mean and how is it useful?
How does UVR differ across Australia?
UV levels around the world: similar UV levels and local circumstances40
Artificial sources of UVR
Further reading
Chapter 3 Tanning and solaria
Kimberley Dunstone, Jen Makin, Craig Sinclair and Suzanne Dobbinson
What happens when skin tans?
Is the desire for a tan universal?
Is it okay to get a tan if you don't deliberately sunbake?
'Tanorexia', or tanning addiction
Increased sun sensitivity in people taking some medication or wearing cosmetics
Tan accelerators
Spray-on tans: a safe alternative?
Myths about tanning
What are solaria?
Why do solaria pose a health risk?
Regulation of solaria
Further reading
Chapter 4 UV protection by clothing, hats and umbrellas
Peter Gies, Alan McLennan and John Javorniczky
What type of clothing is best?
Hats and skin cancer
What about glass?
Further reading
Chapter 5 'Slop on some sunscreen': the mysteries and truth about sunscreen.
Brian Diffey
What is a sunscreen?
When were sunscreens first used?
Who uses sunscreens?
The sun protection factor
Active ingredients
What wavelengths should sunscreens protect against?
The sunscreen-sunburn paradox
Factors affecting the protection provided by sunscreens
Are sunscreens safe?
How long will sunscreens keep?
Is there evidence that sunscreens prevent skin cancer?
Further reading
Chapter 6 'Seek shade': have it made in the shade
Christina Mackay
Australasia has a unique challenge
Shade ancestry
Shading principles
Key shade settings
Making the change
Further reading
Chapter 7 The sun and eyes: sunlight-induced eye disease and its prevention
Minas Coroneo and Stephen Dain
Evolution of the eye
Peripheral light focusing and the development of pterygium
Other conditions
Protecting the eye against UV radiation
Selecting personal protection
Issues with sunglasses
The relevance of diet
Further reading
Chapter 8 Vitamin D, health and the sun: finding the right balance137
Rachel Neale and Robyn Lucas
The discovery of vitamin D
Vitamin D metabolism
How do we measure vitamin D?
What does vitamin D do in our bodies?
What does this mean for infection?
What does this mean for autoimmune diseases?
What about mental health? Does vitamin D make you feel happier?
Defying death: do people with higher vitamin D live longer?
What should my vitamin D level be?
Are there adverse effects from too much vitamin D?
Australia, the sunny country. Surely vitamin D is not a problem for us?
How do I ensure that I get enough vitamin D?
Further reading
Chapter 9 Early detection saves lives: what should we look for?
Jon Emery.
How do we identify 'suspicious' lesions?
Seeing a doctor about suspicious lesions
'If in doubt, cut it out'?
How good are GPs at diagnosing skin cancer and would I do better to go to a skin cancer clinic?
Do I need regular skin checks?
When do I need a referral to a specialist?
New technologies in melanoma diagnosis
Further reading
Chapter 10 Melanoma treatment
Judy Cole
Early surgery
Tests to determine if the melanoma has spread
Other tests
Stages of disease
Treatment of advanced melanoma
Taking part in a clinical trial
Implications of melanoma for the family
What to ask your doctor
Further reading
Chapter 11 Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers
Victoria Snaidr, Alvin H. Chong and Peter Foley
The most common forms of NMSCs
Basal cell carcinomas
Squamous cell carcinomas
Other types of premalignant skin lesions
SCC in situ (Bowen's disease)
Common ways to treat NMSCs and keratinocyte dysplasia
Topical therapies
Destructive modalities
Biopsies and excisions
Treatment of more invasive cases
Deciding which treatment to apply
Cosmetic effects of treatment options
How to manage long-lasting scars
Risk factors for scarring
Reducing the risks of scarring
Types of scarring
Are there differences between men and women?
What to ask your doctor when diagnosed with a skin cancer
Further reading
Chapter 12 What about after skin cancer treatment?
Jamie von Nida and Jonathan Chan
Is there an increased risk for other cancers?
How often do I need to go back to the doctor?
What should I look for?
What should I need to know from my doctor?
What other problems should I worry about?
Life insurance
Can I give blood?
What should I tell my family?
What about vitamin D levels?
Chapter 13 What we are doing about sun protection: are we making progress?
Suzanne Dobbinson and Terry Slevin
Have people in Australia changed how much skin they protect?
Who wears hats, protective clothes and sunscreen, and who doesn't?
What are the barriers to sun protection?
The influence of temperature and weather on sun protection practice
What are we doing when we get sunburned?
What more can be done to promote good sun protection behaviours?
Further reading
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Slevin, Terry Sun, Skin and Health