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

New research shows Queenslanders with the world’s deadliest skin cancer are diagnosed with more than double the expected number of subsequent primary cancers, including melanoma, lip, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers. Queensland has at least double the rates of Merkel…

News: Attitude checks essential for men 50 years and older

QUT and Cancer Council researchers have endorsed a tool to assess the attitudes of men when it comes to skin checks, helping those most at risk to detect melanoma early. Men 50 years and older are most at risk of…

Kylee’s story

Kylee Sanson was just 21 when she heard the words – ‘you’ve got cancer’. Diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on her back, she was a young Mum and pregnant with her second child, and the news came as a shock…

News: Not-for-profits urged to apply for SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

…half of all childhood melanoma cases in Australia diagnosed in Queensland over the past decade.* It’s also estimated that over 343,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated annually. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms McMillan urged eligible schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres…

News: Queensland’s sunburn stats a scorcher

melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year. Around 99 per cent of all skin cancer cases are caused by exposure to UV radiation. “We recommend Queenslanders abide by all five recommendations – Slip on…

News: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Slip Slop Slap!

…Around 3,400 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year. In Brisbane alone, around 1175 people are diagnosed with melanoma each year, and sadly more than 100 people will die from the disease. Around 99…

News: Simple shade promotes physical activity and wards off skin cancer

…the world, and increased sun exposure in childhood contributes significantly to the risk of developing cancer later in life. In Queensland, around 136,000 new skin cancer cases are diagnosed each year (3000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers). In Brisbane,…

News: SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative keeps kids safe from the sun

…almost half of all childhood melanoma cases in Australia diagnosed in Queensland over the past decade. It’s also estimated that over 343,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated annually. Cancer Council Queensland recommends all Queenslanders follow the five recommended sun protective…

News: Enjoy Australia Day the SunSmart way!

…you when out and about, to make sure you reapply every two hours.” Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Around 3,000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year. In…