Here in the UK we have a love hate relationship with the weather but finally it seems that the sun is putting its hat on and making an appearance. After months of rain, sleet, hail, snow and freezing temperatures spring is making it long awaited entrance. The days are longer and filled (mostly) with sun shine and the temperatures are soaring into double figures, a cause for much celebration.
Spring has sprung.
So too has the rather more serious news that skin cancer is nearly as prevalent as all other types of cancers put together. The news, published in the Independent, states that the actual statistics relating to basal cell carcinomas (BCC) – the most common form of skin cancer – are far worse than official statistics released by the government.
The article published some shocking statistics. 200,000 operations occur each year and we have seen an 80% increase of this…
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