Letters Bad medicine: melanoma

The truth, such as it is, about melanoma risk

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6127 (Published 27 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6127
  1. John W Broggio, cancer registration information officer1
  1. 1Sutton Coldfield B73 5DP, UK
  1. john.broggio{at}gmail.com

Spence’s thought provoking article spurred me into a little investigation of my own.1

Data from the South West Cancer Information Service show that the age standardised rate for the incidence of malignant melanoma in England rose from six per 100 000 population in 1985 to 18 per 100 000 population in …

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