In a candid Instagram post, Deborah Knight, who is a Channel 9 host, revealed that she had recently had moles taken out from her chest.
She said that she had similar scars on her legs and hands. She urged people to get their skin checked regularly.
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According to a report released last year, Australia and New Zealand are known to have the highest melanoma cases in the world, with around one in 20 men and 30 women being affected by the disease by the time they reach 75.
The report noted that the number of melanoma cases could rise by at least 50% within the next two decades.
In 2020, around 42 men per 100,000 individuals in Australia and 31 women per 100,000 individuals in New Zealand were diagnosed with melanoma.
In the same year, there were over 325,000 new cases of the disease and 57,000 deaths in the country.
The incidence of melanoma has changed significantly in Australia over the years.
According to David Whiteman, the study’s co-author, the rising cases of the disease are attributed to the aging population.
He noted that the prevalence of the disease increases with age, and the number of older individuals in the country will add to the burden of the illness.
The incidence of melanoma has also significantly changed in the country over the years.
According to Whiteman, the most common explanation for the increasing cases of the disease is the long exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
This is because the “Slip-Slop-Off” advertising campaign, which started in the 1960s, encouraged people to stay out of the sun.
The study revealed that the incidence of melanoma differs significantly between the sexes in different countries
. For instance, women are more prone to getting the disease on their legs, while men are more likely to get it on their heads, neck, and back.