Skin cancer is the second
most common cancer in the United Kingdom, and the fastest growing cancer in the
There are approximately 40,500 new cases of skin cancer each year in the UK ~ 6,000 of these are malignant melanomas.
About 1,500 people die from melanomas in Britain every year. In 2001, an estimated 1 in every 150-200 people in the UK will get malignant melanoma. In the US the figure is 1 in every 90 people. Figures suggest that if children suffer from sunburn they have a 50% higher probability of developing some form of skin cancer in their adult life.
The American Skin Association reports that about 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed each year in the U.S.
Sunshine and Skin Cancer
Follow these steps to do a self-examination
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UK Skin Cancer Links
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