More Younger Women Getting Melanoma, Too Much Sun

July 12, 2008

Researchers have come out and stated that the number of melanoma cases among younger women in the U.S. has risen considerably since 1980...Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers have come out and stated that the number of melanoma cases among younger women in the U.S. has risen considerably since 1980.

Since the year 1980, the number of melanoma cases has risen by 50% among younger women.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and the increase is being attributed to the increased use of tanning salons by younger women.

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics looked over more than 20,000 cases of melanoma in young adults aged 15 to 49 from 1973 to 2004.

Their findings have shown that programs in place have failed to educate Americans about the risks associated with indoor and outdoor tanning are not working.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.


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