Facts about skincancer
Malignant Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer overall in the UK. An early detection is vital in order to fight the cancer, especially the serious type Malignant Melanoma, in which also early intervention is essential for a positive outcome.
Some facts stated about skin cancer in UK
Even with skin cancer prevalence increasing, there is still no general screening programme in the UK for skin cancer.
Around 15,400 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK each year compared to 5,600 20 years ago. An increase of 120% (Cancer Research 2016)
It is now the second most common cancer in people between the ages of 20 – 40 years (Cancer Research UK)
More people die from skin cancer in the UK than in Australia(SKCIN 2015)
The number of over 55 year olds being diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma has trebled in the last 20 years and it is the fastest growing cancer across all ages. (Cancer Research UK)
Skin Cancer is now the most common cancer within the UK (Cancer Research UK 2016). Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun and/or sunbeds – that means that the majority of all skin cancers are preventable by undertaking simple sun safety measures. (SKCin 2016)
Facts about the different types of skin cancer
There are several types of skin cancer, and their appearance and development differs quite a lot. Not all skin cancers are life treathening, however getting treatment is importaint