Who is Australia's typical non-melanoma skin cancer patient?

Scientists find the vast majority of cases come from a small group of people

If you were to stereotype Australia's typical non-melanoma skin cancer patient, he'd be a man older than 55 living in Queensland.


That's according to research that comprehensively documents the burden of multiple keratinocyte cancers across the country for the first time.

A key finding of the paper, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, is the frequency with which people have more than one skin cancer excised.

Almost 4% of Australians aged over 20 had a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell