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Treatment, management and prevention of skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK; recent reports state that almost 60,000 cases are diagnosed each year. However, evidence indicates that this figure may be underestimated by as much as 50 per cent.2 The same reports state that the number of cases diagnosed has doubled in the last 20 years and that deaths due to melanoma have doubled in the last decade,2 with over 2,000 people dying from the condition each year.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(3): 12–13
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