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Skin cancer cases rise

The number of men and women in their 50s suffering from the most dangerous type of skin cancer has quadrupled in the last three decades, figures suggest.

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Government warns of skin cancer risks

Over-exposure to the sun is one of the main risk factors for this type of cancer.

It's really important to be sun safe - use a high factor sunscreen, cover up and spend the hottest times of the day in the shade.

We recently launched a new skin cancer campaign called 'flag it', encouraging young people to look after each other when enjoying the sun.

– A Department of Health spokesman

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