Global Cancer News

New link between high testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma


Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 people diagnosed each year. And in the last decade the number of cases in men have increased by 47%. A new link between higher levels of testosterone in the blood and increased risk of melanoma skin cancer in men has been found, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK and conducted by Oxford University scientists. The next step will be to see whether this link is seen in further studies.


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