Hunter among melanoma ‘hot spots’ with no known cancer link

Hunter among melanoma ‘hot spots’ with no known cancer link

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More than half of the cancers found in Australia’s melanoma tumour hotspots are now linked to sun exposure, federal government figures show.

The cancer statistics were released as federal health officials investigated whether sun exposure plays a ro우리카지노le in melanoma.

About 25 per cent of the cancers in Australia are linked to sun exposure.

But the statistics show less than a fifth of all cancers are caused by skin cancer or skin cancer-related lesions.

In 2006, just 2.5 per cent of patients diagnosed with a melanoma skin cancer were linked to a history of sun exposure, compared to 28 per cent in 2016.

There were 11.5 million Australians aged 15 years and older who were di예스카지노agnosed with melanoma or skin cancer in the year ending June 30, 2016.

Melanoma in Australia has no cure, and the vast majority of those diagnosed with it are treated with curative dapronxrugs rather than surgery or radiation.

It is estimated nearly 2 per cent of all melanoma patients with advanced melanoma develop a form of skin cancer called non-melanoma skin cancer.

This is thought to be caused by a virus or bacteria and is extremely rare.

Topics: health, melbourne-3000, australia

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