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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Skin Cancer On The Rise Among Young Adults: US Study

Skin cancer is on the rise among young adults, according to a US study on Monday that suggests using indoor tanning beds and failing to protect against childhood sunburns may be to blame.

Between 1970 and 2009, the rate of melanoma among women increased eightfold and quadrupled among men, according to Mayo Clinic experts who studied all medical records for 256 people in a county in Minnesota over that timespan.

However, death rates from melanoma fell during the same period, suggesting that early interventions may be helping to save some lives, said the researchers.



Anonymous said...

suntan lotion = skin cancer

Anonymous said...

its true. i just got mine a couple weeks ago. *sigh*