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Only a small proportion of elite swimmers regularly checked their skin for signs of cancer despite being at increased risk, according to University of Queensland research. Forty-four South East Queensland athletes and 23 support staff took part in a pilot study conducted by the Frazer Institute’s Professor H. Peter Soyer and Professor Monika Janda from the Centre for Health Services Research. Athletes and support staff are exposed to high levels of UV rays during training and competitions. Image, UQ Professor Soyer said three athletes who took part in the study reported a previous history of melanoma, while 61 per cent

Study exposes risks of skin cancer in elite swimmers as seen on The Hippocratic Post.