Skin pathology


Skin cancer is a major health issue in Australia. In 2013, melanoma was the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and is expected to remain the same to date with more than 14,000 new melanoma cases. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Australia even though they are not included in cancer statistics. A recent study showed that more than 23% of all questions posed to GPs in the survey group, by their patients, related to skin pathology.