Skin Cancer Facts

Skin cancer is mostly preventable by practising sun safe habits.

Melanoma and skin cancer are amongst the top most common cancers. Number 1 in the USA, number 3 in Australia and number 5 in the UK.

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers among young women aged 15‑39 years.

One person dies from melanoma every hour in the USA, every 3 hours in the UK and every 5 hours in Australia.

Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.

The majority of skin cancers are caused by over exposure to the sun.

The only safe tan, is a fake tan. A tan is a sign of sun damage, even without burning.

You do not have to get sunburnt to develop skin cancer.

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