Some People Still Misjudge their Melanoma Risk

Source: Medical Daily, October 2020

Almost a quarter of people who live in Queensland, Australia, underestimate their risk of melanoma, says new research from QIMR Berghofer, a research institute in Australia.

And those who might be at the highest risk are also the worst at predicting their odds of developing deadly skin cancers.

Researchers surveyed almost 42,000 Queenslanders with a self-assessment test and then used the institute’s risk prediction tool to reveal the underestimation.

The findings were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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