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A Quarter of Queenslanders Misjudge Skin Cancer Risks – 97.3FM

Nearly 42,000 people were quizzed about their melanoma risk by researchers at Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. “We found almost 24 per cent…



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“We found almost 24 per cent of respondents underestimated their risk of melanoma by at least two levels,” Deputy Director David Whiteman said.
Prof Whiteman said only about 10 per cent of the people surveyed overestimated their level of risk.
“Worryingly the people most likely to underestimate their risk level were people who have important risk factors,” he said.
These included men of European ancestry aged over 65 with fair, sun-sensitive skin and lots of moles.
“We were surprised to find…

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