MELANOMA FACTS

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Melanoma is the most common cancer for Aussies aged 20 to 39

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One Aussie will die from melanoma every 6 hours

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Australia’s cancer - 16,000 Aussies are diagnosed with melanoma each year

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95% of melanomas are caused by over exposure to the sun

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The first sign of melanoma is often a new or changing mole

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Early detection is key - if found early 90% of melanomas can be cured by surgery

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Skin is your largest organ - you can get melanoma anywhere