High numbers of women under 30 with skin cancer

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The North West has more cases of skin cancer among women under 30 than anywhere else in the UK.

Among all age groups the rate is the third worst in the country.

Credit: pa

Campaigning for a reduction in melanoma incidence is undoubtedly a worthwhile objective. However, seeking a ban on sunbeds will not help achieve this. Targeting sunbeds is a spin on the fact that burning is a risk factor for melanoma not responsible tanning,

– Gary Lipman, Chairman of the Sunbed Association