Cancer Council NSW: Melanoma survivors at increased risk of prostate cancer

Source: Hawkesbury Gazette, June 2018

A NEW Cancer Council NSW study has found men who survived melanoma are at a 25 per cent increased risk of a prostate cancer diagnosis later in life, highlighting the importance of sun protection.

The findings are especially significant as melanoma and prostate cancer rates in Australia are among the highest in the world.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for Australian men, and melanoma the third most common.

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