Skin cancer and women

Clearinghouse Connector – December 2013

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Introduction

Skin cancer facts and stats SunSmart (Cancer Council Victoria), 2013

A comparison of trends in melanoma mortality in New Zealand and Australia BMC Cancer, 2013

Non-melanoma skin cancer : general practice consultations, hospitalisation and mortality Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2008


Sun exposure

Sunscreen, skin cancer and the Australian summer The Conversation, 2013

Psychosocial correlates of sunburn among young adult women International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2012

Position statement : fake tans and UV radiation Cancer Council Australia, 2007

Portrayal of tanning, clothing fashion and shade use in Australian women’s magazines, 1987-2005 Health Education Research, 2008


Sunbeds, solariums, indoor tanning

Solariums (sunbeds and tanning beds) Victoria. Department of Health, 2013

What impact would effective solarium regulation have in Australia? Medical Journal of Australia, 2008

Indoor tanning : a bio-behavioral risk factor for skin cancer In: Skin cancers : risk factors, prevention and therapy InTech Open, 2011

Use of tanning beds and incidence of skin cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012

Tanning behaviors and determinants of solarium use among indoor office workers in Queensland, Australia Journal of Health Psychology, 2012


Women-specific concerns

Hormonal and reproductive influences and risk of melanoma in women International Journal of Epidemiology, 1998

Aspirin linked to lower skin cancer risk in women The Conversation, 2013

Breast cancer and melanoma : how they are linked Skin Cancer Foundation (New York), 2011

Cutaneous melanoma during pregnancy : is the controversy over? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009

Illness-related distress in women with clinically localized cutaneous melanoma Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2013


Health promotion

Primary prevention of skin cancer : a review of sun protection in Australia and internationally Health Promotion International, 2004

Developmental research for National Skin Cancer Campaign Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2006

Social marketing-based strategy for sun protection interventions South West Public Health Observatory, 2008

Skin cancer screening participation and impact on melanoma incidence in GermanyBritish Journal of Cancer, 2011

What influences the uptake of information to prevent skin cancer? : a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research Health Education Research, 2010


Policy and regulation

Skin cancer prevention framework 2013-2017 Victoria. Department of Health, 2012

National cancer prevention policy : ultraviolet radiation Cancer Council Australia, 2013

Policy at a glance : skin cancer prevention policy Public Health Association of Australia, 2012


Related websites

SunSmart Victoria Skin cancer

Cancer Australia Skin cancer clinical guidelines

Australia. National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign

The Conversation Skin cancer topic page


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