News Flash: Recent Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

A recent study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports that between the years 1979 and 2009, the incidence of melanoma increased eightfold among young women and fourfold among young men ages 18 to 39.

“There is currently a melanoma epidemic in the U.S., particularly in young women and middle-aged men. This has been documented by various large population-based studies, with our study confirming that trend in young women,” said Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Jerry Brewer.

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Published on 04/04/2012 | Last updated on 10/18/2018