A quarter of the population reduces the risk of skin cancer: a Queensland study

A quarter of the population reduces the risk of skin cancer: a Queensland study

Queensland: A study in Queensland has revealed that about a quarter of the population reduces their risk of potentially fatal melanoma. These people have the highest risk of developing skin cancer.
A new study by Kemar Berghoffer examined data from about 42,000 Queenslanders who took part in their Kiosk study, the results of which were published Tuesday in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
The team of researchers asked participants to self-assess the risk of developing melanoma and compare their responses to scores using a QIMR Berghofer risk prediction tool.
“We found that about a quarter of respondents underestimated their risk of melanoma from at least two levels. Only 10% of respondents raised their risk level.”
Whiteman, who also heads the institute’s cancer control group, said: “This suggests that they will benefit from better counseling when diagnosing their first skin cancer, so that they may develop melanoma in the future. Be fully aware of the dangers of. ”
Catherine Olson, first author and Kemar Berghofer researcher and associate professor, said that about 70% of the participants had a good idea of ​​their risk level.
Associate Professor Olson said, “More than 28,500 people have correctly identified their risk category or had only one category. The problem was about 25% of people who were not close to knowing their level of risk. ۔ ”

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