Cancer warning issued to British men during a 35C heatwave this weekend

A health warning has been shared with every man in the UK ahead of scorching temperatures this weekend.

As of Thursday, the Met Office issued a warning of extreme weather with maximum temperatures around the mid-1930s.

High temperatures will also be seen in Scotland and Northern Ireland as some parts of the UK will be hotter than parts of the Caribbean.

But the extreme heat has led to a health warning for men in particular.

The warning comes after research found that the risk of melanoma skin cancer is 219 percent higher in men.

Six men a day die from the deadly disease (1,400 a year), and health chiefs warn that men are 69 percent more likely to die from the disease.

Men have been urged to take sun safety seriously, with an upward trend since the 1970s.

Skin cancer warning for British men during heat wave

Cancer Research chief executive Michelle Mitchell said: “These figures show that six people die every day in the UK from melanoma, really illustrates the importance of sun safety.

“We all need to take steps to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Burning just once every two years can triple your risk of skin cancer.”

She added: “Don’t forget to spend some time in the shade this weekend, cover with clothes and regularly apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and 4 or 5 stars.

And if you notice any unusual changes to a patch of skin or nail, don’t delay telling your doctor.

“In most cases, it’s not cancer, but if it is, early diagnosis can make all the difference.”

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