Try out the new online test that predicts melanoma risk

It's been developed by Australian researchers

Australian researchers say they have come up with an easy and effective way to predict melanoma risk in adults that will aid both doctors and patients.


Using data from nearly 42,000 people aged 40s-70s, a team from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute claim they have developed the most accurate online test to date.

They say the test can predict the risk of a person developing melanoma over the next three and a half years by calculating seven risk factors: age, sex, ability to tan, number of moles at age 21, number of skin lesions treated, hair colour and sunscreen use.