Wales has the highest rates of the UK’s most common cancer, according to research due to be published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey’s Environmental Science Centre in Nottingham, looked at diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) across the UK over a six-year period (2004 to 2010). BCC is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer and the primary cause is exposure to ultraviolet light through sunlight or tanning beds.
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Find out more about research at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology.
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