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Australia has the highest melanoma rates in the world. Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting 20 to 39-year-old Australians and one Aussie is diagnosed with the disease every 30 minutes. It is estimated 1300 Australians will die from melanoma this year.
Melanoma of the skin was the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2017. It is estimated that it was the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2021.
In 2017, there were 14,846 new cases of melanoma of the skin diagnosed in Australia (8,747 males and 6,099 females). In 2021, it is estimated that 16,878 new cases of melanoma of the skin will be diagnosed in Australia (9,869 males and 7,009 females). In 2021, it is estimated that a person has a 1 in 18 (or 5.7%) risk of being diagnosed with melanoma of the skin by the age of 85 (1 in 15 or 6.7% for males and 1 in 22 or 4.6% for females).
Ultra-violet radiation (UVR) is a Group 1 carcinogen which causes melanoma and other types of skin cancer, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to UVR via sun exposure is estimated to cause around 95% of melanoma cases in Australia, and excessive childhood sun exposure may impart a particularly high risk for developing melanoma. Skin types that have a greater tendency to sunburn are also associated with a greater risk of melanoma.
So what can you do?
Prevention is always better than cure & sun protection is a habit as important as brushing your teeth!
Overdue for a skin check? Book in for one sooner than later! Your skin is the largest organ you have and most exposed to the elements so it’s imperative you look after it!
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Skin Essentials will reopen the week beginning 11th October 2021.
Per NSW government regulations, only double vaccinated patients will be served when we reopen and we will be checking vaccination certificates for all patients upon booking. This requirement may change as of December 1st, and we will advise you accordingly.
Please email us (email@example.com) or text us (0413174654) your vaccination certificate as soon after booking as you can. We will not be able to see anyone for treatments or confirm appointments without this.
In the interest of full disclosure, transparency and patient safety, all patient facing staff will be fully vaccinated by the time of reopening. Please read our reopening FAQ for more information.