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New online tool could help calculate your risk of developing melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous of skin cancers, and now a new tool claims to help people over 40 calculate their risk of developing it in the next 3.5 years.
Created by researchers at Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the online risk predictor works with accumulated data from 42,000 people aged between 40 to 70 years of age in the world’s largest study of skin cancer.
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The tool’s results are determined from a person’s age, sex, ability to tan, number of moles at age 21, number of skin lesions treated, hair colour and sunscreen use. From there, the tool will classify you as one of five risk groups, from very much below average to very much above average. Read more…More about Australia, Health, Cancer, Melanoma, and Science

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