Queensland is the melanoma capital of the world

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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. That's definitely a move in the right direction, but with summer around the corner, now is a good time to review current and authoritative evidence-based information about Melanoma - read more in CKN's DynaMed Plus.

November 19-25 is Skin Cancer Action Week - download campaign posters and social tiles.

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