Diane Cannon on World Melanoma Day

May 08, 2017, 03:39 PM

Today is World Melanoma Day.

Over the last 25 years, rates of malignant melanoma in Britain have risen faster than any other common cancer and it is now the second most common type among people aged 15-34.

The number of cases in Liverpool have more than doubled since 2001 – up from 47 to 99 – and the latest figures from 2014 show there were 14 deaths in the city.

We spoke to Diane Cannon from Melanoma UK, who lost her niece Claire Culbert to the form of skin cancer at the age of 38, leaving 3 children behind.