Australia is a blessed country with beautiful beaches and ample sunshine. With this blessing comes an increased risk of skin cancers in our population. We also have one of the highest incidences of Melanomas, per capita, in the world.
Am I at risk of getting skin cancer?
All individuals are at risk of getting skin cancer, and at Eaton Central we recommend everyone has an annual skin check to ensure continued health and well-being.
What factors increase my risk of getting skin cancer?
Where can skin cancers appear?
Skin cancers have a higher risk of appearing on exposed areas of skin, however Melanomas, the most serious cancers, can appear anywhere including but not exclusive to the soles of your feet, under your hair, and nether regions.
What are the symptoms of skin cancer?
When checking for Melanomas, use the
How many people are diagnosed with skin cancers?
For the most serious types of skin cancers, melanomas, the estimation for 2017 is approximately 14,000 cases in Australia and almost 2,000 deaths. Other skin cancers are estimated to cause over 370 deaths in 2017. This is over one in every 2,000 people every year being diagnosed with skin cancer in Australia.
Information from “Cancer in Australia 2017, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Canberra Cat. no. CAN 100”
How can I reduce my chances of getting skin cancers?
Skin Cancer Treatments
For cancers we are not able to treat at the practice such as those that have spread to other locations on the body, we provide references and support during your treatment and will ensure you have access to the best possible care.
General Practice in Australia
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