Sunscreen 'not complete protection' against skin cancer

According to the latest research, sunscreen alone should not be relied on to prevent malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, reports BBC.

The UK study backs public health campaigns calling for sunscreen to be combined with other ways to protect the skin from sun, such as hats and shade.

Animal research, published in Nature, reveals more about how UV light induces cancer in skin cells.

Malignant melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with more than 13,000 people diagnosed each year.

Sun exposure is a well-known risk factor for melanoma skin cancer.

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