Prediction of the risk of getting melanoma is a worthy goal of our researchers. Here is an example from New Zealand.
This is why we need your Health History Questionaire completed as part of the ASCS project.
Melanoma Risk Predictor
To use the Melanoma Risk Predictor, you must agree with the following terms and conditions of use.
The Melanoma Risk Predictor is not intended to be used as a substitute for your doctor's advice. You should always consult your doctor if you think you might be at risk, particularly if you have noticed a new or changed skin lesion.
The Melanoma Risk Predictor is designed to provide an estimation of a person's risk of developing melanoma over the next 3.5 years.
The Melanoma Risk Predictor is intended for people who have never been diagnosed previously with melanoma.
Melanomas are the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
The predictor does not estimate a specific risk of you developing other kinds of skin cancer [such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)].
The predictor may be updated from time to time with new data which may affect results generated from the use of the tool.
We will keep data for analysis purposes so that we can assess how well the predictor meets the expectations of users. The retained data will not be able to identify you.
The information provided by the predictor is to be used as a general guide and not to be solely relied upon. It is highly recommended that you discuss your personal risk factors and the results of this risk assessment with your doctor.
The Melanoma Risk Predictor has been derived from a study of 42,000 Australian participants and has been validated in Australia. The performance of the predictor in other parts of the world cannot be guaranteed.