Skin cancer is more common among men ‘because they avoid sun cream’ as death rates have jumped by 70% over the last three decades
Australia has the highest melanoma deaths – it kills 8.3 people per every 100,000
Slovakia and Slovenia are placed second and third, while the UK ranks 15th
Rates are up in all but one of 33 wealthy countries around the world studied
Skin cancer death rates have soared in wealthy countries across the world over the last three decades, research shows.
Rates of melanoma – the deadliest form of the disease – have risen for men in all but one of 33 countries studied since 1985.
Australia has the worst relationship with the cancer, with 8.3 deaths from it per every 100,000 people, followed by Slovakia and Slovenia. The UK ranks 15th with 4.2.
And the rates are worse, sometimes more than twice as bad, among men – in Britain and Spain 70 per cent more men are dying of skin cancer than 30 years ago.
Experts say this could be because men are less likely to use sun cream or protect themselves properly from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Daily Mail
Original publication 5 November 2018
Posted on NatCorn 13th November 2018