Skin Cancer Deaths Among Men On the Rise, Doubled in Last 30 Years

Skin-CancerAccording to a recent report, skin cancer deaths among men have risen in the wake of the holiday season because they miss out on the precautions before moving out of homes and fail in protecting themselves against sunrays.

Also, it shared that the skin cancer death rates among the men have reportedly doubled over the last 30 years. Also, the malignant melanoma rates among both the sexes. Yet the rates are higher among the men.

The biggest victims of skin cancer have been the retired men touring in the 1960s and 70s.

Cancer Research UK has come up with figures pointing that in the late 1970s, fewer than 400 men or 1.5 per 100,000 died from the disease but now the number is greater than 1,100 or 3.1 per 100,000.

In the age group of 65 and above, the death rates among men have surged from 4.5 per 100,000 to 15.2 per 100,000, for the same period.

However, the death rates for women from all age groups due to skin cancer have more steadily from 1.5 per 100,000 to 2.2 per 100,000.

"These figures show that a worryingly high number of men are dying unnecessarily from malignant melanoma because of the rapidly rising numbers diagnosed with the disease," the Telegraph quoted.