QSkin is the largest medical research study ever conducted in Queensland.
The QSkin study will provide long-term information about the burden of skin cancer in Queensland. By comparing the information from people with and without skin cancer, we will also gain a better understanding of how skin cancers develop.

 What is so important about skin cancer?

Queenslanders have the highest rates of melanoma and skin cancer in the world. With better knowledge of the causes, we can work towards better methods for preventing and treating these cancers.


Skin cancer risk assessment tool

To use this skin cancer risk assessment tool you must agree with the following terms and conditions of use.

The skin cancer risk tool is not intended to be used as a substitute for your doctor's advice. You should always consult your doctor if you think you might be at risk, particularly if you have noticed a new or changed skin lesion.

  • The skin cancer risk tool is designed to provide an estimation of a person's risk of developing keratinocyte skin cancer over a 3 year period.
  • The keratinocyte cancers are the common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
  • The tool does not estimate risk of developing melanoma.
  • The tool may be updated from time to time with new data which may affect results generated from use of the tool.
  • The information provided by the tool is to be used as a general guide and not to be solely relied upon. It is highly recommended that you discuss your personal risk factors and results of this risk assessment with your doctor.

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