Older people more vulnerable to skin cancer

April 18th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin  


Sydney, April 18 (IANS) People aged 70 and above, especially men, account for 70 percent deaths from skin cancer with most primary cases occurring in areas of high exposure to sun, according to a study. The findings have prompted health experts to urge older people to stay vigilant about sun protection and get regular skin checks.

Terry Slevin of Cancer Council WA and co-author of the study said results should act as a strong reminder for older men to check their skin and see their doctor at the first sign of anything suspicious.

“Older people may have become blas

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