With long, hot, sunny days approaching, dermatologists are urging people to take care to reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.

While other forms of cancer are declining, the rate of melanoma, a skin cancer which is caused by sun exposure, is on the increase.

“This past week, I’ve diagnosed two melanomas. That’s two too many,” said Dr. Harvey Lui, a dermatologist with B.C. Cancer and a professor of dermatology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.