What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin Cancer may be any mole, pink or red lesion or any blemish on the skin that may be changing. If you have a family history of skin cancer or multiple moles then you are at risk of the disease. If you have fair skin, many moles or sunspots you may also be at risk. Skin can be easily checked for any areas of concern at MoleSafe.
Skin Cancer Facts And Figures
• Skin cancers account for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers
• Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70
• Around 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers, with 450 people dying each year
• More than 10,300 people are treated for Melanoma, with 1250 people dying each year
• Melanoma is the most common cancer in people aged 15-44 years
• Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, Melanoma is the fourth most common cancer in both women and men
• Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, at nearly four times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK