Skin Cancer Northcote operates conveniently in the Northcote Plaza shopping centre. We are dedicated to the diagnosis, monitoring of skin lesions, and treatment of skin cancer. Our Skin cancer clinic is staffed by highly trained medical professionals and supported by specialist diagnostic pathology services. Skin cancers are our specialty.
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Statistics and facts about skin cancer
• By the time they reach the age of 70, skin cancer will have been detected in one in two Australians. (1)
• Each year, over two thousand people in Australia pass away because of skin cancer. (2)
• The incidence of skin cancer in Australia is among the highest figures recorded anywhere in the globe. (3)
• According to the records kept by Medicare in 2018, there were over a million treatments for squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma skin cancers. That is equivalent to more than 100 treatments for skin cancer being administered every hour. (4)
• In 2014–15, skin malignancies such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma accounted for one fourth of all hospitalizations attributable to cancer. It is anticipated that these skin cancers alone will cause an annual cost to the health care system of more than 700 million dollars. It is anticipated that the costs incurred by the community and the Federal Government because of basal and squamous cell carcinomas would continue to rise in the foreseeable future. (5)
• In 2018, there were 3,097 cases of melanoma detected in Victorians, and the disease claimed the lives of 291. (6)
• It is estimated that roughly 200 melanomas and 34,000 other types of skin cancer are caused each year in Australia because of occupational exposures. (7)
1-Staples MP, Elwood M, Burton RC, Williams JL, Marks R, and Giles GG were the first authors on the paper. The nationwide survey of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia in 2002 and trends from 1985 are presented below. 2006;184(1):6–10 in Medical Journal of Australia.
2. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Causes of Death, Australia, 2017. Vol. 3303.0. Canberra, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018. 2.
3. Ferlay J, Soerjomatram I, Ervik M, Dikshit R, Eser S, Mathers C, Rebelo M, Parkin D, Forman D, and Bray F. 4. Parkin D, Forman D, and Bray F. 5. IARC, World Health Organization, 2013. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11. IARC.
4. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 4. In 2017, cancer was prevalent in Australia. Cancer Series no.101. Cat.no. CAN 100. AIHW: Canberra, Australia, 2017.
5. Fransen M., Karahalios A., Sharma N., English D.R., Giles G.G., and Sinclair R.D. Cancer of the skin that is not melanoma in Australia 2012;197(10):565–568 in the Med J Aust.
6. Cancer Registry of the State of Victoria. Statistics and Trends Regarding Cancer in Victoria in 2018 Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Victoria, 2019. [Cancer Council Victoria] Cancer in Victoria 2018 can be downloaded for free at the following website: www.cancervic.org.au/downloads/cec/cancer-in-vic/Cancer-in-Victoria-2018.pdf.
7. Fritschi L, Driscoll T. Cancer attributable to profession in Australia. 2006;30(3):213–9 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.