Check Your Skin!
In 2010, 12,818 people in the UK were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer. Also around 100,000 people were diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer.
In 2010 there were 2,746 deaths from skin cancer in the UK; around 2,203 from malignant melanoma skin cancer and 546 from non-malignant melanoma skin cancer.
In 2005-2009, 84% of men and 92% of women in England survived their skin cancer for five years or more.
“Most of us have at least a few moles on our body, but many people are completely covered by them. Although very few moles are problematic, it’s important to be aware of any changes in your moles.”
Been there. 5 years remission. Aggressive, deadly malignant melanoma.