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Skin Cancer Soars in Cornwall

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8:03am 23rd April 2014

The number of skin cancer cases in Cornwall and Devon has doubled in 20 years.

Figures seen by Pirate FM show 15 hundred people are diagnosed in the south-west every year.

Cancer Research UK did the research.
 
Spokeswoman Claire Cerney says getting burnt is a big no no: "Particularly in the UK, when the sun comes out it is so few and far between everyone goes a bit mad and rushed out and tries to get a tan straight away and ends up getting burnt. I think that's our downfall in the UK; we just don't get enough of it and then when we do, we overdo it.

"Most people know what they need to do, they know about spending time in the shade and covering up and they know the importance of using sunscreen on days when the sun's strong but it's actually making people do it that's the challenge."

Read how to check for signs of skin cancer here.

8:03am 23rd April 2014

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