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Parents whose son died of cancer release book of his blog to raise awareness

People in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire being diagnosed with the most dangerous type of skin cancer - malignant melanoma - has increased by almost 20 per cent in 9 years, new figures show.

The biggest rise was among men and now the parents of a young doctor who died of skin cancer have spoken about losing their son and how they plan to continue his campaign.

Mark Sims was just 28 when he died Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Mark Sims was just 28. He raised a £100,000 for Cancer Research before he died, and since his death that has exceeded £180,000.

Now his family is releasing a book of his blog, where he spoke candidly about his illness. Kylie Pentelow went to meet his parents.

For more information on the causes of skin cancer and prevention advice visit: Cancer Research UK