What are the statistics of skin cancer?
-Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.
-More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.
-Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year.
-Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.
-In 2015, 2152 people died from skin cancer in Australia, 1520 from melanoma and 642 from non-melanoma skin cancers.
-It’s Visible – to Doctors
-It’s often but not always visible to patients