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and basal cell skin cancers are sometimes called nonmelanoma skin cancers. Nonmelanoma skin cancer usually responds to treatment and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Melanoma is more aggressive than most other types of skin cancer. If it…

News: New Cancer Council cosmetics tackle premature aging and skin cancer risk

rates of skin cancer in the world. Around 3,000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said a new range of Cancer Council cosmetics, launched this month, would make sun protection…

Skin cancer

treated please refer to the Melanoma page. How common is skin cancer Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia. About two…

News: Survey seeks to shape future of skin cancer prevention

with melanoma and more than 360,000 non-melanoma skin cancers removed annually. “Almost all skin cancers, including melanoma, are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun, meaning skin cancer is almost entirely preventable,” Ms McMillan said. “We’re calling on…

News: Queensland still the skin cancer capital of the world

estimated that over 350,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated. More information about Cancer Council Queensland, and reducing the risk of skin cancer, is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au. ENDS For more information or interviews, please contact: Katie Clift,…

News: Sunburn and skin cancer see spike in GP visits

New data shows skin cancer and sunburn are one of the top 10 reasons Australians visit their GP every year, prompting an urgent sun safety warning from Cancer Council. The data* shows consultations for skin cancer and sunburn were the…

News: Stopping the spread of deadly skin cancer

Queensland scientists are working to stop the spread of one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer thanks to a $200,000 research grant awarded by Cancer Council Queensland. There is currently no treatment for metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has…

News: Outdoor workers say skin cancer inevitable

workers – building/construction, rural/farming, local government and public sector. Around 70 per cent of all outdoor workers surveyed believed it was likely they would develop skin cancer in the future. About 42 per cent had already had a skin cancer,…

News: National Skin Cancer Action Week 2017

A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes, are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk. To download the National Skin Cancer Action Week 2017 resources, visit: www.cancer.org.au/skinweek

News: Deadliest skin cancer increases risk of other cancers including prostate, lung

with colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or lymphoid leukaemia, the risk of being diagnosed with a subsequent Merkel cell carcinoma was also increased. “One theory is that the association between this deadly skin cancer, melanoma and lip cancers is…