"According to Melanoma Institute Australia, one Australian dies from a melanoma every five hours, with an estimated 14,000 diagnosed each year."
It would be a similar per capita rate in most other countries (Australia’s population is 25 million, in round figures.)
After having a melanoma excised from my scalp early in 2013, I’ve become hypervigilant about skin cancer and read extensively about melanoma research and other news. I like passing important info on to others …
I came across the following story which is good news for ladies who enjoy the sun:
- Sun protection: New swimwear line has you covered
it's a women’s-only line of swimsuits created by Brisbane mother Alyshia Morris.
- The article includes several useful short videos
So for the first one instead look at the Australian Cancer Atlas
so put in your suburb's name or postcode and find out your exposure.
Also, I recommend that you try the following one online test:
It’s supposedly for people 40 or over, but might be worthwhile for younger folk too.