Groundbreaking new technique will allow doctors to "see" under patients" skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniques

Doctors could be able to 'see' under patients' skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniquesCould eliminate need for biopsiesPrecise system shows high resolution 3D images | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 25 September 2012 What lies beneath: The high-resolution images of blood vessels just under the skin could eliminate the need for biopsies A groundbreaking optics technique could allow doctors to see under the outer layer of patients' skin and detect diseases including cancer.

Sunbed ban "could halt toll of skin cancer in under-40s"

Sunbed ban “could halt toll of skin cancer in under-40s” for one in four cases 75,000 Brits are reported to be diagnosed each year with sicknessSunbeds responsible for 100 deaths a year A quarter of cases of the most common form of skin cancer in the under-40s could be prevented if sunbeds were banned, research suggests. Indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma, according to the first rigorous study into the disease in young people. It found that sunbed users are 69 per cent more likely to develop BCC before the age of 40 than people who never use the tanning method.

Skin cancer: Women who smoke for 20 years are twice as likely to develop non-melanoma form of condition

Women who smoke for 20 years are twice as likely to develop disfiguring form of skin cancer Women who smoke raise their risk of the skin cancer squamous cell carcinoma Women who smoke are more likely to suffer from skin cancer, scientists say. Females are at greater risk than men of being diagnosed with a form of the disease that can spread to other organs