An on­line test can pre­dict your skin can­cer risk

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - B + S -

Cal­cu­lat­ing your like­li­hood of de­vel­op­ing melanoma just be­came a bit eas­ier thanks to sci­en­tists at the Queens­land In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search. Af­ter analysing data from al­most 42,000 peo­ple, they’ve cre­ated an on­line tool that can pre­dict your risk by as­sess­ing fac­tors such as age, gen­der, how your skin tans and your sun­screen use. Ex­perts pre­dict 14,320 new cases will be di­ag­nosed in 2018, so early detection is vi­tal. Do the test at qim­r­berghofer.edu.au, then ask your GP about screen­ings.

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