The number of people diagnosed with skin cancer in Yorkshire has doubled in the last 20 years. Around a thousand people in our region are now developing the disease every year.
Amanda Crosland from Leeds was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2001. Being red-haired and fair skinned, the mum to two daughters has always covered up in the sun. So, when she noticed a new mole, she got it checked out straight away.
More top news
Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has announced he is ending his Rugby League career and will join Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of 2015.
Clarke Carlisle "thinks about and prays for" the lorry driver he jumped in front of last year when he attempted to take his own life
Music producer Naughty Boy has apparently released ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik's first solo track.