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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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Skin cancer cases on the 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.

Brits soaking up the sun in Bournemouth Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

In 1981 there were about 480 50 to 59-year-olds diagnosed with malignant melanoma in Britain and the figure soared to almost 1,950 a year by 2010, Cancer Research UK said.

The charity is working with supermarket chain Tesco to raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis.

The store is providing leaflets about cancer and is aiming to raise £10 million this year to fund 32 early diagnosis research projects across the UK.

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