Skin cancer cases soar

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THE number of Wigan people being diagnosed with skin cancer has rocketed, alarming new figures reveal.

More than 510 people were diagnosed with the potentially deadly condition in the borough last year, 63 of whom were diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form, according to borough experts.

And fresh figures show the number of cases of malignant melanoma diagnosed in Wigan borough each year has doubled in a decade with 10 deaths each year from this condition.

Official national figures reveal that the number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years.