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Skin cancer includes basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancers and other rare types. These cancers tend to develop most often on skin that’s exposed to the sun and have a high cure rate.

Skin cancer death rates in men risen dramatically in the last 50 years

Skin cancer death rates in UK men have more than tripled since the early 1970s, according to new analysis released today by Cancer Research UK.

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Immunotherapy approved for some people with advanced melanoma in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for some adults in England with a type of advanced melanoma skin cancer.

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11 sun safety myths debunked

Summer is upon us and we’ve put together 11 common myths around sun safety to help you through the summer months.

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Men’s skin cancer rates increase by 50% over decade

Over the last 10 years, melanoma skin cancer among men in the UK has increased by almost 50%.

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New link between high testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma

Researchers have uncovered a new link between higher levels of testosterone in the blood and increased risk of melanoma skin cancer in men.

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Ultraviolet radiation causes rare type of eye cancer

Ultraviolet radiation can cause a rare type of eye cancer, conjunctival melanoma.

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150% surge in skin cancer deaths since 70s

According to figures, melanoma skin cancer deaths have been increasing dramatically in the UK, with the rate rising two and halftimes since the 1970s.

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UK public urged to take care this summer as around 40% spending more time in the sun since COVID-19 lockdown

New figures from Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN suggest that people are not protecting themselves properly from the sun in the UK.

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Cancer blood test uses ‘noise cancellation’ to improve sensitivity

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

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Two skin cancer treatments get the green light for NHS Scotland

An immunotherapy and a targeted cancer drug were among the latest batch of NHS approvals from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). 

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