Skin Cancer Rates Five Times Higher Than in 70s | Melanoma Dispatch |

"The rates of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are now five times higher than 40 years ago, according to figures announced by Cancer Research UK.

"More than 13,000 people are now developing the disease every year compared with around 1,800 in 1975.

"The latest incidence rates show around 17 people in every 100,000 are diagnosed with malignant melanoma in Great Britain every year. This is compared to just over 3 per 100,000 in the mid 70s."