South Africans have highest world rate of melanoma skin cancer

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The Skin Cancer Foundation says that every year statistically more South Africans are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer than anywhere else in the world.

PRETORIA - The first campaign of its kind has been launched to fight one of the most dangerous and common cancers in South Africa.

The Skin Cancer Foundation says South Africans are diagnosed every year with the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world.

All South Africans are at risk - regardless of skin colour.

While technological advances can now identify skin cancers earlier, dermatologists say it&39;s also vital for people to examine themselves.

To mark National Skin Cancer Day on Monday, dermatologists went all out to create awareness, by examining hundreds of patients for free.

* Watch the full report by eNCA&39;s Gerhard Pretorius in the gallery above

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