Men's Health | Skindoc Dermatologists | Liverpool Sydney | Dr Jennifer Yip

Why is Australian male health so in need of attention?

Men and Skin Cancer Risks

A survey released recently by the Australasian  College of Dermatology shows less than 1-in 3 men consider  themselves at high risk of the disease despite (82 per cent) having at least one of the known risk factors:  fair hair, skin that burns easily and spending time outdoors.  The average Australian man spends around 15 hours outdoors each week.

Men are at higher risk of developing both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer than women but are often more reluctant to visit a doctor to have their skin checked.

An estimated two-in-three Australians will develop skin cancer by 70 years of age.

Skin cancer is caused by sun exposure between 95 and 99% of the time.  This accounts for roughly 80% of all cancer diagnoses in Australia.

The earlier they are diagnosed the the better the outcome, 90 per cent of melanomas are cured simply by being cut out which makes early detection and diagnosis absolutely critical.

Its crucial men do not delay a visit to their dermatologist if they notice any changes in their skin.

So don’t delay contact  to book your appointment on 9602 5785