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Skin Cancer Debate, 08/05/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2014 on skin cancer. The debate was opened by Fiona McLeod (SNP).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

That the Parliament notes the increase in the prevalence of skin cancers between 1987 and 2011 as published in the NHS Information Services Division report, Cancer Incidence in Scotland (2011); notes that the report highlights morbidity and mortality from UV radiation induced cancers; is concerned that there is a continuing increase in the number of people with melanoma in the 15 to 34 age range, including in Strathkelvin and Bearsden; notes the potentially significant human, personal, financial and societal costs of what it understands is Scotlandís most common form of cancer, and believes that sun protection is an important part of decreasing the prevalence of skin cancers.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 8 May 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 8 May 2014