Melanoma sta­ble

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

FOR the first time, Queens­land re­searchers have found that in­ci­dence rates for in­va­sive melanomas have started to sta­bilise or fall in those aged un­der 60 years, a ground­break­ing new study shows. The Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land study pub­lished in the In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal of Cancer, ex­am­ined melanoma in­ci­dence and mor­tal­ity rates from the past 20 years, with in­ci­dence rates now plateau­ing in those aged 40–59, and de­clin­ing in those aged un­der 40. More in­for­ma­tion about Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land and stay­ing SunS­mart is avail­able at can­cerqld.org.au.

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