More skin cancer awareness needed

MPs this week met with cancer charities and clinical experts in the House of Commons to discuss a new initiative to help increase the prevention and early detection of skin conditions, including cancer, caused by long-term sun exposure.

Sunbathers on Brighton beach

Approximately 13 million people or 24 per cent of the population in England and Wales are affected by some form of skin disease. Skin cancer is the now most common form of cancer in the UK

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale said: “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but also one of the most preventable."

Brighton beach

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