More women in the driving seat?

Changes in skin cancer distribution say 'Yes'

Differences between Australian men and women over upper body sites where skin cancer develops appear to be disappearing, a review of histopathology records suggests.

Woman driving

Years of anecdotal evidence, plus a handful of studies through the 1980s and ‘90s, have shown that Australian men develop more skin cancers and solar keratoses on their right arm and the right-hand side of their face – with women finding more on their left.

This distribution of cancers has been attributed to driving-related ultraviolet exposure, based on the idea that men were driving