Skin cancer prevention

Summer weekend sunburn by non-modifiable personal risk factors for developing melanoma. In Fact

16 Oct 2013

New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Three risk factors for developing melanoma include skin type, skin colour, and family history of skin cancer. Participants in the 2013 Sun Exposure Survey were asked about their outdoor activities over the weekend prior to the interview date, including whether or not they had been sunburnt.