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Men’s Health Week: Melanoma mortality rates on the rise

Source: North Queensland Register, June 2017

QUEENSLAND men over 50 continue to be at highest risk of being diagnosed with melanoma and dying from the disease.

New figures released by Cancer Council Queensland for Men’s Health Week (June 12-18) show an estimated 220 men die from melanoma each year, an increase from 125 men in 1995.

Cancer Council Queensland chief executive officer Chris McMillan said despite skin cancer being one of the most treatable forms of cancer if detected early, men needed to prioritise their health to help save more lives.

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