Skin cancer prevention

Early detection of skin cancer in men 50 to 64-years-old: Summary

28 Nov 2018

Those most at risk of skin cancer are New Zealanders 50+ years, and men are twice as likely to die from melanoma as women.

HPA has undertaken research to examine the most effective way to support the early detection of skin cancer for this population group. The aim of this research was to gain an insight into typical attitudes to early detection alongside general behaviours and attitudes toward overall health in working men aged 50 to 64 years of age. 

In addition to the below research summary, an infographic on skin cancer in New Zealand has been developed. View infographic.