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Skin cancer cases in Britain up 41 percent in four years – new figures

Figures collated by Public Health England have revealed that the number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer cases has increased by 41 percent in just four years.

Some 123,808 patients were admitted for both non-melanoma skin and malignant skin cancers in 2011, up from 87,685 in 2007.

Skin cancer remains the most common form found in England, with the number of sufferers the same as all other cancers combined, according to the British Association of Dermatologists.

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