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Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Up Front -

CHANCE OF DE­VEL­OP­ING SKIN CAN­CER IN AUS­TRALIA BY AGE 70

Ac­cord­ing to the Can­cer Coun­cil of Aus­tralia, two in three Aus­tralians will be di­ag­nosed with skin can­cer by age 70. Ninety-five per cent of melanomas will be caused by sun­burn. One in eight adults and one in five teenagers are sun­burnt on an av­er­age sum­mer week­end. Many get sun­burnt when they are tak­ing part in wa­ter sports and ac­tiv­i­ties at the beach or a pool, as well as gar­den­ing or hav­ing a bar­be­cue.

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