Just 36% of people questioned by the British Skin Foundation (BSF) said they checked their skin for moles and changes that can indicate skin cancer. The same number said they did not know what they were looking for.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates continue to rise. The disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK – that’s seven people every day.
The BSF has launched a skin cancer research fundraising campaign called It Takes 7.