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Skin Cancer: spotting the signs of Melanoma

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless — but not always.

One type of skin cancer - melanoma - usually affects moles and is the most dangerous form of the disease.

As skin cancers vary, the NHS say you should tell your doctor about any changes to your skin.

It’s important to be aware that there are other signs of skin cancer too. These include:

  • A new growth or sore that doesn’t heal
  • A spot, mole or sore that itches or hurts
  • A mole or growth that bleeds, crusts or scabs

On ITV Central at 6 we have a special report on skin cancer. NHS guidelines: How to spot skin cancer

Watch: Concern over proposals to close hospital beds

People in Staffordshire say they're worried about plans to close hospital beds. The health authority says patients can often be treated better at home - but protestors disagree and held a public meeting this weekend. Mark Gough reports.

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