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News: Melanoma on the rise as Queenslanders fail to slip, slop, slap

170 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (67 melanomas per 100,000 population). Central Queensland Around 125 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (55 melanomas per 100,000 population). Mackay Around 85 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (59 melanomas per 100,000…

Skin cancer

…20 for more information. For more information about melanoma please refer to the Melanoma page. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) BCC starts in the lower layer of the epidermis and makes up about 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers….

News: New research to spark a change in skin checks

with invasive melanoma is high, regardless of whether a melanoma survivor’s first diagnosis was invasive or not. “This research proposes new recommendations for clinical follow-up of in situ melanomas – we need to be vigilant with screening to ensure early…

News: Melanoma mortality rates on the rise for Queensland men

diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85 in Queensland – more than 2100 each year,” Ms McMillan said. “Melanoma remains one of the most preventable cancers and if detected early, most cases can be treated successfully. “Despite this, the…

News: Multiple melanomas linked with poorer survival

per cent had three. Crude 10 year melanoma survival for the three groups was 89 per cent (for those with one melanoma), 83 per cent (two melanomas) and 67 per cent respectively (three melanomas). “Queensland is the skin cancer capital…

News: Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

the turnaround in melanoma rates was the result of more than 30 years of skin cancer prevention and early detection campaigns. “Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with around 3700 people diagnosed with melanoma each…

News: Queensland sunburn stats a warning as Autumn kicks in

…the app is free to download on tablets or smartphones.” In Queensland each year, around 3600 people are diagnosed with melanoma, and about 350,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated. More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au

News: New research shows gene fault adds to melanoma risk

category for melanoma to hopefully prevent their chances of getting the disease by being extra vigilant about their health and sun safety,” Ms Ryan said. “We know that many families have a high incidence of melanoma and this gene gives…

News: Men less likely to beat melanoma

to understand why women’s survival rates were higher than men’s. “Our research shows the survival differences for women aren’t just present with thick melanoma, but also stage one melanoma – the most commonly diagnosed,” Ms Clift said. “The data indicates…