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Baby boomers more likely to develop skin cancer


People in their 60s and 70s are five times more likely to develop skin cancer than their parents.

New figures from Cancer Research UK suggest the boom in foreign holidays and the use of sunbeds in the 1970s - before sunscreen was widely used - could be to blame.

Sangita Myska reports.


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