Search: Melanoma

News: UV camera set to snapshot skin damage on Sunshine Coast

…we’re doing all we can to protect our skin,” Ms Clift said. “Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world – around 3600 melanoma and 324,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year. “Sun…

News: Small uniform changes to protect our school kids

…on 0427 954 430. • 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 99 per cent of all skin cancer…

News: Volunteer Voice

…the lovely, generous donors at Cancer Council Queensland. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m a PhD Student studying melanoma, in particular, familial melanoma, at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR Berghofer). I love what I do and…

News: Queensland cancer research boosted with $2 million research grant

…to improve treatment options and quality of life for Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer. The research grants will fund world-leading studies into various areas including immunotherapy, new ways to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, melanoma, breast cancer and lung cancer, and more….

News: Cancers more than triple in Queensland over 31 years

…97 per cent, followed by prostate cancer (93.2 per cent) and melanoma (92.9 per cent). “Much poorer survival still exists for Queenslanders diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and lung cancer, at around eight and 16 per cent respectively. “In 2013, the…

News: Blokes, better health only takes a moment

…“Men’s health and wellbeing is an important issue for the whole community.” Around 14,500 Queensland men will be diagnosed with cancer this year. “This year alone more than 4000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, 2000 with melanoma and…

News: Cancer insights revealed for Queensland

…one in two Queenslanders are likely to develop cancer during their lifetime and more than one in four likely to die as a result of cancer. “The top five most common cancers in Queensland in 2015 were prostate cancer, melanoma,…

Breslow thickness

A description of a melanoma’s thickness in millimetres, which is classified into four categories: less than 1 mm, 1–2 mm, 2.1–4 mm or greater than 4 mm.

News: Outdoor workers say skin cancer inevitable

…needed to match the characteristics of workplaces and workers well to ensure better sun protection. 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…

News: Slip, Slop, Slap, Sizzle? We’re doing it wrong.

…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). There are no shortcuts when it comes to adequate…