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Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAN­DERS are more likely to be di­ag­nosed with and die from melanoma than other Aus­tralians, a new Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Health and Wel­fare re­port has found.

Ac­cord­ing to the Skin Can­cer in Aus­tralia re­port, the state has the high­est in­ci­dence and mor­tal­ity rates of melanoma na­tion­ally, based on es­ti­mates to 2016 and trends over time.

Al­most 13,300 new cases of melanoma are likely to be di­ag­nosed in Aus­tralia in 2016, with about 1800 peo­ple dy­ing from the dis­ease, whereby Queens­land ac­counts for a dis­pro­por­tion­ately high num­ber of cases rel­a­tive to its pop­u­la­tion size.

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