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Under The Skin: investigating the UK's most common cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates are continuing to rise - with at least 100,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.

In this special series we're looking at the terrible impact of the disease, and finding out what we can all do to reduce the risk.

new cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually.

Many believe the increase in numbers is down to jetting off for two weeks of sun.

One expert at Bristol Oncology Centre told our very own Kylie Pentelow, getting burnt as a child can increase your risk of skin cancer by 80 per cent.

She's been finding out just what that holiday sun can really mean - under the skin.

The increased risk of skin cancer if you get burnt as a child.

Melanoma patient: 'I feel lucky, if it comes back, I will be ready'

The first ever Melanoma Patient Conference has taken place in Bristol, organised by Imogen Cheese who is herself a melanoma patient.

Speaking to Kylie Pentelow after the conference, she says that she's in 'good health' despite her condition and while she hopes 'it doesn't come back too soon' she says she's ready to tackle it.


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