The Prevalence of Skin Cancer and What You Need to Know
Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer of anywhere in the world.
Each year more than 750,000 people are treated for one or more skin cancers in the country. According to the statistics pertaining to skin cancers in Australia, two out of three members of the population will have been diagnosed with some type of skin cancer by age 70. Men are twice as likely as women to develop skin cancer.
With the prevalence of skin cancer in Australia being as high as it is, it is important for people to be vigilant and proactive when it comes to their health. The skin is the largest organ belonging to the human body. One commitment every Aussie should make to maintain optimum health is to examine their skin on a regular basis. The UV radiation in sunlight is the cause of the majority of skin cancer diagnosis, and in 95% of those cases, melanoma is the type of cancer identified.
Most people fail to realise their skin can still be damaged even if it has not been burned. They also fail to realise that the sun does not necessarily need to shine for their skin to be subjected to UV rays. Human skin is still susceptible to being damaged even on days when there is heavy overcast.
The three main types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas are both considered non-melanoma skin cancers. They are mainly centralised to the areas they are detected in and are not nearly as invasive as melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of the three skin cancers because it is the most aggressive, as it moves much quicker than the other two forms of skin cancer.
Although melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer it should be noted survival rate of all forms of skin cancers is high when lesions are detected early. This is why performing mole checks on a regular basis is so important. It is, however, equally important for people to visit a mole clinic at least twice a year to have their skin evaluated.
When a suspicious mole is found, it is important for the affected individual to schedule a mole check by a physician. Once it is determined that a mole is cancerous, the physician will schedule the patient for a mole removal. The professionals at My Skin Centre provide compassionate mole removal in Perth and in the Southwest. They have eight convenient locations to choose from.
The face is one of the most sensitive areas on the human body and it is one of the first things that people notice. This is why the caring professionals at My Skin Centre take extra care to ensure that scarring is minimal when performing facial mole removal. Mole’s can also be removed at the patient’s request for cosmetic purposes. Patients can also receive the following services at My Skin Center:
With multiple locations throughout Perth and the South West there is a clinic near you!