The latest report by the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy and Euromelanoma shows that skin cancer is increasing around the globe, with many dermatologists already believing that the disease has reached “epidemic proportions”. Scarily, the report estimates that by 2040, nearly half a million people worldwide will be diagnosed with melanoma.
While these statistics are staggering, there is hope. When individuals are better informed about skin cancer, its risk factors and its treatment, the more likely they are to take adequate measures for prevention and early diagnosis. It certainly pays to know as much about skin cancer as possible, especially given that it is the most common type of cancer in Australia and New Zealand.
To help keep you informed about skin cancer and melanoma, we’ve rounded up the top 10 skin cancer facts, including the latest stats from the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy and Euromelanoma report.