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Australia has the one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and 1 in every 2 Australians can expect to have at least one skin cancer in their lifetime.
Skin cancers account for 80% of all new cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, and Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. In fact, deaths from skin cancer per year in Australia is about the same as the national road toll, approximately 1,500.
"Skin cancers don't kill people"
Over 1300 Australians die each year from skin cancer
"Only old people get skin cancers"
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in those aged between 15-24 years.
There are a number of things that everybody can do to minimize their lifetime risk of skin cancer, such as;
Another important part of skin cancer prevention is to get your skin checked regularly by a doctor who has been trained in skin cancer detection and treatment.
Here at the Melbourne Cosmetic Group, Dr Shaun Hunt, has over 20 years’ experience in skin cancer detection and management, and uses the latest techniques and equipment to help him. Molemax digital imaging of suspicious moles using specialised software is available, which enables a comparison at a later date.
So if you are worried about any spots on your skin, don’t delay!
Make an appointment to see us now.............................it could save your life!
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