Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MP Backs Stay `Safe in the Sun' Campaign

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MP Backs Stay `Safe in the Sun' Campaign

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A North East MP is backing a cancer campaign just in time for summer.

Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin is urging people to stay safe in the sun after having his skin checked at a special Molewatch clinic organised by Cancer Research UK.

The clinic, staffed by dermatologists and specialist skin cancer nurses at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, was held to promote skin cancer awareness and the importance of SunSmart behaviour this summer.

Chris Mullin says: "With summer approaching we all need to remember the importance of staying safe in the sun.

"The shocking fact is that sunburn can double your risk of skin cancer so it is especially important to avoid getting sunburnt."

"Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer.

"By following the simple SunSmart messages you can protect yourself and your family in the sun."

Recent research has shown that the number of young people developing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is increasing. …

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