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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