Experts have raised alarm over rising incidence of skin cancer among persons over 65, even though everyone is at risk.
According to the Cancer Research UK, a boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly responsible for the rise.
The condition can often be prevented by covering up and avoiding sunburn.
However, Professor Richard Marais of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), said: “It is worrying to see melanoma rates increasing at such a fast pace, and across all age groups.
“It is important people keep an eye on their skin and seek medical opinion if they see any changes to their moles or even to normal areas of skin.
“Melanoma is often detected on men’s backs and women’s legs but can appear on any part of the body.”