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.
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.
The latest figures show the rate of skin cancer across our region soars above the national average.
A retired builder who contracted skin cancer has warned people to heed skin care warnings this summer.
Cancer Research UK says there is a need for people to be more aware of skin cancer and how to protect themselves.