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BBC WM skin cancer interview | by Lee Jordan
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BBC WM skin cancer interview

Hopefully going out on Monday's breakfast show on 95.6FM in the Midlands, a recorded interview, a different perspective on skin cancer.


We have to stop talking about the sun as we can't control it, we must focus on the things we can actually do something about, like national screening programmes and the ABC of melanoma.


Are You Moleaware?


More and more young people are getting melanoma, the most dangerous form and it's really not because we keep sunbathing, quite the reverse in fact with office workers being at far higher risk of Melanoma than non-melanoma skin cancer and a lot of UV exposure isn't from sun bathing it's from day to day stuff like walking.


Melanoma is also claiming increasingly young lives simply because the cancer is detected too late and that's because we only hear about the sun, but it's skin cancer, not sun cancer.


We don't hear about skin and what to look for, what does skin cancer actually look like and would you pass off a mole as not being cancer (I did).


The interview I hope is a fresh perspective on how to get people to focus on their skin and not the sun.

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Taken on August 6, 2007