Queensland Is The Skin Cancer Capital of the World

Queensland is The Skin Cancer Capital of The World

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Australia’s High Incidence of Skin Cancer

Australia’s high incidence of skin cancer is attributable to a combination of its predominantly fair-skinned population and high levels of ambient UV radiation due to proximity to the equator.

High Risk in Queensland and Western Australia

Queensland and Western Australia face the highest risk of developing melanoma. Queensland is known as the skin cancer capital of the world.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Cases in Queensland

The number of non-melanoma skin cancer cases in Queensland in 2002: 133,100 (36 percent of the Australian total, despite only 19 percent of the population).

Melanoma Incidence Among Indigenous Australians

The incidence of melanoma is around 70% lower among Indigenous Australians as among non-Indigenous Australians.

Five-Year Relative Survival for Invasive Cancer in Queensland

The five-year relative survival for invasive cancer in Queensland is 69 percent (67 percent for males, 71 percent for females). This has improved over time from 53 percent in the 1980s (48 percent for males, 59 percent for females) due to earlier detection through experienced specialists and technology.

Increase in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatments

Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) treatments increased by 86% between 1997 and 2010.

Actinic Keratosis Cryotherapy Treatments

The total number of Actinic Keratosis cryotherapy treatments increased from 247,515 in 1994 to 643,622 in 2012.

Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland says about 3,000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year.

Testimonial from Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson

Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson, 47, has been receiving treatment for dry scaly spots that have begun appearing on his face. “I think it’s growing up in the Queensland sun, predominantly when we were at school and playing as young children there was no sun safety warnings and there was very little sunscreen available,” he said.

Importance of Regular Skin Checkups in Queensland

In Qld You Must Have Regular Skin Checkups To Minimise The Risk Of Getting Skin Cancer. Molescreen PDT Is Brisbane’s Most Experienced Skin Check Clinic. Based In Paddington, Molescreen PDT uses state of the art technology to assess single spots, run full body scans and diagnose and treat sun damaged skin.

Molescreen PDT – Brisbane’s Specialist in the Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer

Brisbane specialist in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer and sunspots.

Dedicated PDT Clinic with over 10 years experience.


161 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064