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One in 10 doctors admits using sunbeds as hospital admissions for skin cancer rise

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5451 (Published 03 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5451
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The number of hospital admissions for skin cancer treatment has increased by 41% in England in the past five years, a new study has shown.

The study by Public Health England was presented at the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, held in Edinburgh on 3-6 September, along with the findings of a small survey of UK doctors, which showed that some take part in activities that increase their risk of developing skin cancer, such as using sunbeds.

Public Health England’s figures showed 123 808 admissions to hospitals for skin …

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