Sharp increase in number of detected mole cancer cases in Norway registered in the last ten years

MolePhoto: Erik Johansen / NTB
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Over the last ten years, the number of Norwegians who have been diagnosed with mole cancer has increased by 40%.

According to the Cancer Registry, this type of cancer is increasing rapidly in the country, P4 writes. Last year, 2443 people in Norway got mole cancer. 

For men over the age of 50, the increase has amounted to almost 60% since 2011. 

“This generation has traveled to the South and sunbathed, been out a lot, and had more free time than previous generations. And in that sense, they were negatively affected by the sun,” Secretary-General of the Norwegian Cancer Society, Ingrid Stenstavold Ross, told the radio channel.

She added that it is unnecessary that so many people get cancer that can be prevented and encouraged people to take responsibility and follow changes on their skin.

“If moles change shape or color, if they itch or bleed, then one should go to the doctor,” she noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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