Melanoma Focus in the News

We are thrilled to see that our campaign to raise awareness about melanoma was picked up by several news outlets, who published our survey results and shared vital information about melanoma and its prevention.

Melanoma Focus would like to say a big thank you to the patients who kindly agreed to share their story with the media to further increase awareness.

Don’t worry if you missed the recent news coverage, we’ve created a round-up of the stories here:


ITV News: North East the ‘sunbed capital of the UK’, skin cancer charity finds

BBC News: Scientists: ‘A ban on sunbeds could save lives from skin cancer’

The Guardian: Ban on solariums in England would save hundreds of lives from skin cancer

Daily Mirror: ‘We need to ban indoor tanning now to cut our risk of aggressive skin cancer’

Daily Record: Skin cancer symptoms as experts issue warning about summer holidays

Glasgow Live: Experts voice skin cancer concerns as over a third of Scotland plan hot-climate holiday

Daily Mail: Banning sun beds in UK would save thousands of lives

The Scotsman: ‘I wish I’d gone to the doctor sooner’

Press and Journal: Survey says Scots are shunning sunscreen

Pyschreg: Experts Voice Skin Cancer Concerns as Over a Third of UK Plans Hot-Climate Holiday

BBC Wales: Heatwave: Sun cream cost spark child sunburn fears

Isle of Wight County Press:  NHS lacks enough staff and equipment to give adequate cancer care, says survey

The Sun: Can you spot the deadly moles from the harmless ones? The skin cancer signs you must never ignore

Independent: NHS lacks enough staff and equipment to give adequate cancer care, says survey

Wales Online: Doctor explains ‘red flag’ skin cancer signs to watch for on moles

SkyNews: ‘Prevention is Key’ Luke Thomas

BBC Newsline: Finnian’s story