36% increase in skin cancer cases

Monday 11 May 2009 12.45
Melanoma - Concern over increase in cases
Melanoma - Concern over increase in cases

The Irish Cancer Society says that Ireland has witnessed a 36% increase in all new cases of skin cancer over the last 10 years.

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The society also describes as ‘worrying’ the figures that show a 75% increase in women under age 50 presenting with malignant melanoma.

The society announced the figures at the launch of its annual SunSmart campaign.