How Serious is Skin Cancer?
Over 2000 Australians die from skin cancer each year and many of these deaths are preventable.
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Almost all skin cancers, including Melanoma, can be cured if diagnosed early
Almost 2 out of 3 Australians will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.
Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer if not treated early, and accounts for about 70% of these annual deaths. The remaining 30% of deaths result from the more common types of skin cancer mainly being Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer and can cause long term morbidity. Head and neck BCC can be very aggressive and can destroy vital facial structures if left untreated.