Skin cancer rates have increased by 70% since the 1990’s
New research from Cancer Research UK has found that there has been a 70% increase in skin cancer rates for those aged 25 to 49 since the 1990’s. The research also found that melanoma skin cancer rates have risen in the general public by 45% since 2004. Cancer Research UK also advised that getting sunburnt just once every two years could triple the risk of melanoma.
Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK said, “While some might think that a tan is a sign of good health, there is no such thing as a healthy tan, it’s actually your body trying to protect itself from harmful rays.”