Skin Cancer Deaths Among Men Skyrockets, Up 219% Since 1973
By Space Coast Daily // July 17, 2022
six people die of melanoma every day in the U.K.
(FOX NEWS) – Skin cancer death rates in the U.K. are higher for men than women.
Cancer Research UK — an independent cancer research organization in London — examined skin cancer fatality records.
The group found that male melanoma skin cancer deaths have increased by 219% since 1973.
Female melanoma skin cancer deaths have reportedly increased by 76% in the same period.
Approximately 1,400 U.K. men die from melanoma each year, compared to 980 U.K. women, the research center wrote in a news release on Thursday.
The melanoma death rate for women in the U.K. has reportedly decreased by 9% in the last decade, but men in the country haven’t had the same luck.
“These figures showing that six people die of melanoma every day in the U.K. really drive home the importance of sun safety,” said Michelle Mitchell, the organization’s chief executive of cancer research, in a statement.
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