Rising Melanoma Rate Hits Young Women Hardest

More young adults -- particularly young women -- are developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. But the odds of surviving melanoma have improved over time, a new study found. The study, which spanned four decades, found that the incidence of cutaneous melanoma rose by a factor of more than 6 from 1970-1979 through 2000-2009, according to Dr. Jerry Brewer and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. On the other hand, the risk of dying from melanoma fell by 9 percent...Full Story
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