Melanoma rates on the rise despite Slip, Slop, Slap

Public health programs like the Cancer Council’s much acclaimed Slip, Slop, Slap campaign have not reduced the incidence of melanoma in young Australians, a new report shows.

Contrary to previous findings, skin cancer rates appear to be rising in susceptible young people in line with the number of invasive melanomas removed from sun damaged skin each year.

Writing in the journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Melbourne dermatologist, Dr Douglas Czarnecki maintains that earlier