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Men's Skin Cancer Death Rate Doubles

The rate of men dying from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer has doubled over the past three decades. In the late 1970s, fewer than 1.5 per 100,000 men died from melanoma; that figure has now risen to over 3.1 per 100,000.

The death rates for women have also risen, from 1.5 per 100,000 to 2.2 per 100,000.

According to BBC News:

“The figures suggest men are either not aware of skin cancer symptoms or are ignoring them and putting off going to see their [doctor]”.

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