Study shows Queensland males aged 55 or older are at highest risk of non-melanoma skin cancer

Source: News, October 2017

A QUEENSLAND man in his middle years or older is the most likely person in Australia to be diagnosed with skin cancer, research has found.

A landmark study from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, released today, has shown men aged 55 or over from the Sunshine State are at the highest risk of non-melanoma skin cancer.

The study of more than 1.7 million Australians also found a whopping 7 per cent of Australians over the age of 20 had a skin cancer cut out between 2011 and 2014, of which nearly 3 per cent had more than one cancer removed.

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