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Skin cancer risks in winter

In this article, Dr Sharp speaks to the Queensland Times about the year-round skin cancer risk Queenslanders experience due to high UV rates.

News article Plastic surgeons in Brisbane and IpswichDr Sharp said many of the skin cancers he removes are preventable, and UV rates remain high during winter, so patients should be vigilant about sun protection.

“Queensland is known as the skin cancer capital of the world, and sadly more Queenslanders die from skin cancer than road crashes each year,” he said.

Each year more than 3,600 Queenslanders are diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, and more than 350,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated.



Read the full article on the Queensland Times website