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Skin cancer in New Zealand

New Zealand has the worst skin cancer statistics in the world – in fact, more people die from skin cancer each year here than are killed on our roads.

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer affecting New Zealanders. It’s estimated that skin cancers account for just over 80% of all new cancers diagnosed each year.

This infographic (updated in 2020) offers a clear picture of the impact skin cancer has in this country. Download, print and share it with your people.

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