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Nov 18 2009

Skin Cancer


There are about 380,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in Australia each year, and from that there are about 1,700 deaths.
A ratio of about 4.4 deaths per 1,000 reported cases.

There were about 92,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in the United Kingdom in 2006, and from that there were about 2,600 deaths.
A ratio of about 35 deaths per 1,000 reported cases.


Australia Skin Cancer details

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with over 380,000 people diagnosed every year, and over 1,600 deaths from skin cancer each year.

The number of deaths in Australia from skin cancer in 2005 was 1,678

  • 1,273 melanoma
  • 405 non-melanoma skin cancer

Source:  www.sunsmart.com.au

    UK Skin Cancer details

    A quote from: www.sunsmart.org.uk

    Over 2,600 people die from skin cancer each year in the UK, and most of these cases are due to malignant melanoma. In fact, there are more skin cancer deaths in the UK than in Australia, even though Australia has more cases of the disease.

    2006 UK Skin Cancer rates

    81,600 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer were registered in 2006
    More than 10,400 cases of malignant melanoma were diagnosed in the UK in 2006.
    More than 2,600 people die from skin cancer each year in the UK.
    Most skin cancer deaths, more than 2,000 each year, are from malignant melanoma.

    Source: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/skin/index.htm






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    1. Adam Moore

      melanoma is deadly but is is often hard to get that disease too.

    2. Oliver Jones

      Sunblocks can also reduce the incidence of skin cancer by preventing UV to harm your skin.*-:

    3. Ewan Matthews

      Bob Marley died of Melanoma right ?,:’

      1. ABCDiamond

        Apparently he did. The variant Acral Lentiginous Melanoma

        Acral lentiginous melanoma: most commonly found on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet or under the nails. This type is more common in people with darker skin.
        http://melanoma.org.au/about-melanoma/150

        In 1977 he injured his foot while playing soccer, and a doctor diagnosed a malignant melanoma in his injured toe, and recommended amputation of the toe.

        Bob Marley chose not to have the amputation on religious grounds, and died from it in 1981.

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