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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

Skin can­cer is the most com­mon form of can­cer in the UK

70,038 cases were reg­is­tered in the UK in 2001

Skin can­cer rates are dou­bling ev­ery 10 years

Ma­lig­nant melanoma is the ma­jor cause of death from skin can­cer

In 2003, 1,770 peo­ple died from ma­lig­nant melanoma in the UK

There are more deaths from this per head of pop­u­la­tion in the UK than in Aus­tralia

Ma­lig­nant melanoma is now the sec­ond most com­mon can­cer in UK men aged 15 to 39

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