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News: Young Queenslanders still attempt a summer tan

…every year in Queensland – 3000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers. Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in Queenslanders under the age of 35 – around 250 are diagnosed each year alone. More than 3900 Queensland secondary students…

News: Slip, Slop, Slap app has you covered

…stay SunSmart, and ensure we follow recommended sun protective behaviours all year round.” 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. Around…

News: SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative grant now open

…More than 3600 Queenslanders are diagnosed with melanoma each year, with almost half of all childhood melanoma cases in Australia diagnosed in Queensland over the past decade. Cancer Council Queensland recommends all Queenslanders follow the five recommended sun protective behaviours…

News: Slip, Slop, Slap should top students’ back-to-school lists

…cases are diagnosed each year (3000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers). In Brisbane alone, around 1096 people are diagnosed with melanoma each year. Ms Clift said the start of a new school year provided the perfect opportunity to challenge…

Skin Cancer

…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: Older Queenslanders most at risk of skin cancer

…diagnosed with melanoma every year – about five people every day. Cancer Council spokesperson Katie Clift said the median age for a melanoma diagnosis in Queensland was 61 years of age. “Around 375 Queenslanders aged 60-64 are diagnosed with melanoma

News: SunSmart Shade Creation keeps Queensland kids sun safe

…diagnosed in Queensland over the past decade. More than 3600 Queenslanders are diagnosed with melanoma each year and an estimated 350,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated annually. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift urged eligible schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres…

News: Cancer Council issues warning as summer-like temperatures linger

…need to make the effort to do all we can to protect ourselves and reduce our skin cancer risk.”   Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Around 3000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are…

News: 28 Brisbane locals diagnosed with cancer every day

…five most common cancers for Brisbane men are prostate cancer, melanoma, bowel cancer, lung cancer and non-hodgkin lymphoma. “The top five most common cancers for Brisbane women are breast cancer, melanoma, bowel cancer, lung cancer and uterine cancer. “Melanoma is…

News: Queensland records highest incidence of cancer nationally

…year, and more than 8600 died from the disease. “One of the reasons for the higher incidence rate of cancer in Queensland is our higher incidence rate of melanoma,” Ms Clift said. “Queensland remains the skin cancer capital of the…