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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.

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Cancer Research: Melanoma affects both genders

According to Cancer Research UK there is no gender distinction in the numbers of those who develop melanoma, but more women are surviving skin cancer then men.

  • Men and women are both likely to get the disease, with 17.2 percent of every 100,000 men who develop the cancer, with 17.3 percent.
  • Death rates in men have increased by 185 percent since the 1970s, compared with 55 percent of women.
  • The data predicts death rates will continue to rise in men while remaining stable in women.

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