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Skin cancer rates 'surge' since 1970s

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Monday, April 21, 2014

BBC: Cancer Research UK reports more than 13,000 people developing malignant melanoma each year, compared to the approximate 1,800 people in the mid-1970s.

It says the rise is partly due to rising popularity of package holidays to Europe from the late 1960s.

Malignant melanoma is now the fifth most common cancer, with more than 2,000 dying from it each year.

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