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Queensland is the melanoma capital of the world

Melanoma is the least common but most serious type of skin cancer in Australia, and Queensland has the dubious honour of having more people die from melanoma than anywhere else in the nation. More than 3,600 people are estimated to be diagnosed with melanoma in Queensland every year (an incidence rate of 71 cases per 100,000). A recent Cancer Council Queensland study though shows that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall.


Movember Makes a Difference in Men's Lives

Most readers will know that November is synonymous with the Movember fundraising and awareness campaign for men’s health. Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – serious topics in Movember’s sights that have a direct effect on the length and quality of men’s lives. This month also marks a special milestone for one of the management team of CKN, Steve McKee, who had surgery for prostate cancer 12 months ago. This is his story.