Melanoma facts

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  • Melanoma is the most common cancer among young Australians (15-39)
  • Almost 14,000 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma in 2017
  • One person every five hours will die from melanoma in Australia
  • Melanoma kills more young Australians than any single cancer
  • Australia and New Zealand have the highest melanoma rates in the world
  • Melanoma rates doubled in the 20 years from 1986-2006 and still rising

Source: Melanoma Institute of Australia

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