Doctors breaking world records for melanoma awareness
Despite decades of media campaigns, more work still needs to be done to raise the awareness and treatment of skin cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia – two countries with the highest rates of melanoma in the world. To help fight the disease, ten doctors have committed to reclaim their world record of rowing for 60 hours in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital foyer from the 22nd to the 24th of June. Their ‘A Million Metres for Melanoma’ team set the world record in 2016, while raising funds melanoma. Charity founder, orthopaedic surgeon and RACS Fellow Dr Chris Conyard, discusses the reasons behind the team’s campaign, and what they hope to achieve in this year’s challenge.
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