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Skin Cancer - Balancing the Message

Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 100,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Balancing sun safety messages with emerging evidence of the health benefits of sun exposure needs a consistent approach to skin cancer advice says The British Association of Dermatologists.

Achieving NICE Skin Cancer Guidance

Skin cancer is the commonest cancer in the UK and comprises three main cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM). All types of skin cancer have increased in incidence dramatically and steadily with numbers doubling approximately every decade. The rise continues despite efforts at education and prevention supported by Dermatology and Cancer Associations and now there are more than 120,000 new cancers a year in the UK.