Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

Read­ers may have seen the news this week that Aus­tralia no longer has the highest per capita rates of in­va­sive melanoma in the world – in large part thanks to Cancer Coun­cil’s 30 year Slip, Slop, Slap cam­paign.

Aus­tralia now has 48 cases of melanoma per 100,000 peo­ple com­pared to 50 cases per 100,000 in New Zealand.

While this is good news, it is not cause for com­pla­cency, with Queens­land still, by far, the skin cancer cap­i­tal of the world.

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