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Study: Men more likely to die from skin cancer

Sun & skin cancer

While some women may like the look of a tan, it turns out men are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with skin cancer.

A new study revealed that 400 more men than women die from malignant melanoma every year.

Men are also more likely to be diagnosed when the cancer is at a more advanced stage.

Experts say cancer more often develops on their backs, making it harder to spot.

Researchers say the study also suggests that women are better protected because they have stronger immune systems.

Doctors say the best prevention is to stay out of the sun and get checked regularly by a dermatologist.

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