GP: Melanoma directly linked to sunburn

Melanoma is directly linked to "how often and how badly" a person has been burned, warned Dr Sarah Jarvis GP.

It was the link between sunburn and melanoma that was behind the rise in male skin cancer deaths, Dr Jarvis said.

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Melanoma deaths higher in men

Men are 70 percent more likely to die from the most serious type of skin cancer, than women, according to new figures from Cancer Reseach UK.