Women risking skin cancer
Date published: 30 April 2012
A survey by Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that nearly one in four women planned not to use sun tan lotion when going on holiday later this year.
The charity said it found some people's attitudes to being sunburnt "very concerning".
Of those who said they never wear sun tan lotion, when asked why, 24% say they don't sun burn, 14% think sun tan lotion is too expensive and 12% believe it doesn't work.
Carol Goodman, a Macmillan nurse, said: "As people are preparing to go abroad for their annual holiday, it is very concerning that nearly a quarter of British women are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer by not wearing any sun tan lotion abroad.
"Over two and a half thousand people die of skin cancer every year and so it is a real issue."
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