Skin cancer cases reach record high in UK with sharp rise among older adults
Source: Support The Guardian, July 2023
The number of people in the UK being diagnosed with skin cancer has hit a record high with a sharp rise among over-55s.
Melanoma cases across all age groups have reached 17,500 a year in the UK, the highest since records began, according to Cancer Research UK.
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s has been linked to a rise in a serious type of skin cancer among older adults, the charity suggested. There has been a particular rise in cases among adults aged 55 and over.