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Men 'more vulnerable' to skin cancer

Far more men than women are dying from skin cancer, despite similar numbers being diagnosed with the disease, a report suggests.

Cancer Research UK said each year, the most serious type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, kills 1,300 men and 900 women, a gap expected to widen.

A reason could be men delaying seeking help, but biology may also play a part.

Adeyinka Ebo from Cancer Research UK told the BBC that men are "possibly putting off seeing their GP", allowing cancer cells to spread.

  • 21 Aug 2013
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