About Skin Cancer
5 People DIE FROM MELANOMA IN AUSTRALIA EVERY DAY
- Skin cancers account for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.
- Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
- Melanoma is the most common cancer in people aged 15-44 years.
- Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma is the third most common cancer in both women and men.
- One in seventeen Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85.
- In 2016, it is estimated that 13,283 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed.
- Expected number of new melanomas in 2020 is 17,570 cases. (Melanoma Patients Aust).
Skin Cancer Types
There are several sun damage diagnoses that are either precancerous or cancerous skin conditions these are typically categorised as follows:
Skin Cancer Is Still Increasing
In 2016 there were approximately about 750,000 skin cancers diagnosed in Australia. These numbers are still increasing. Unfortunately, the number the most deadly skin cancer, Melanoma, are also following the same trend. The below table tells the story:
The best way to survive skin cancer is early diagnosis
The Bondi Junction Skin Cancer Clinic employs a professional imaging system for early recognition of skin cancer. Our patients benefit from a combination of our:
- Skin Cancer Experience
- Diagnostic Skill
- Advanced Skin Cancer Technology
The Clinic Focus is on the detection and treatment of
- melanoma skin cancer
- non-melanoma skin cancers basal and squamous cell carcinomas
- diseases of skin with defined vascular changes
- parasitic diseases, foreign bodies etc.
- before and after documentation of skin treatments
Non UV Related Skin Cancers
Some skin cancers are not related to UV exposure and these include hereditary skin conditions and chemical exposure. In the treatment of any skin cancer, early detection and treatment is the most important factor in securing the best outcome.