Sharp rise in over-65s dying from skin cancer30th November 2010
Data collected by Cancer Research UK has found that the over-65s have triple the likelihood of dying from skin cancer than they did thirty years ago.
The research showed death rates for malignant melanoma in pensioners today were 11.4 deaths per 100,000 people, in comparison to 4 deaths in 1979. Caroline Cerny, campaign manager at Cancer Research UK said: "Skin cancer rates generally have dramatically increased in the last 30 years. During the 1970s package holidays to Spain, Greece and Portugal became increasingly popular. These short, sharp bursts of sun would have caused long-term damage to people's skin."
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Title: Sharp rise in over-65s dying from skin cancer
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 16855
Date Added: 30th Nov 2010