If you’re over 40 there’s a test you can take which predicts your risk of melanoma.
Developed by Queensland researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the online Melanoma Risk Predictor uses melanoma risk factors to determine the user’s chance of developing melanoma in the next three and a half years.
These factors include age, sex, ability to tan, number of moles at age 21, number of skin lesions treated, hair colour and sunscreen use.
It has a 70 per cent accuracy rate which is much higher than similar tools used to determine breast and bowel cancer risk, and diagnosed 650 people alone during the research period which involved a questionnaire distributed to 40,000 Queenslanders.
Click HERE to take the test