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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.

100,000
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.

80%
The increased risk of skin cancer if you get burnt as a child.

Man with leukaemia flies to US for life saving treatment

A man with leukaemia who's wife raised more than £400,000 for life saving treatment is to fly to America today.

Mike and his wife Kate are taking on his cancer battle together. Credit: ITV West Country

Mike Brandon was told by doctors in Bristol they could no longer treat him.

So his wife Kate made an online plea to the world for donationsto pay for pioneering treatment in America.

He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2014.

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