As a country, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer and melanoma in the world. The majority of those with skin cancer or melanoma is due the exposure to UV radiation in the form of sunlight.
Skin Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the skin. While Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes.
With these cancers so prominent in Australia, it is important you know all the facts. To help, here are some interesting facts on skin cancer and melanoma:
Professor Richard Kefford, Westmead Millenium Institute
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre website at http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/390.cfm