Increasing melanoma incidence among young adults

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A new study was published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, it reports that from  1970 to 2009 the incidence of melanoma is increased eightfold among young women and fourfold among young men ages 18 to 39. Although men generally have a higher lifetime risk of melanoma than women, the researchers found the opposite trend to be true among the young adults. “We knew we would see an increase in rates among young women, but we were surprised we saw such a dramatic increase. This seems to be higher than what has been reported previously,” said Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Jerry Brewer in a teleconference.

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