May 24th, 2012

1 in 5 Americans Will Get Skin Cancer. Will It Be You?

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Audiences across America may have laughed at an Oompa-Loompa orange Kristin Wiig spoofing the infamous "Tanning Mom," but doctors say that this is no laughing matter…Recent studies, though, show that it's not an older person's disease. Rather than the likes of McCain, people should really remember reggae musician Bob Marley, who died at age 36 from a metastatic melanoma found on his toe. A Mayo Clinic survey of patients published in April revealed that for people under 40, incidences of melanoma have increased eightfold among women and fourfold among men from 1979 to 2009.

 

US News & World Report By Chai Woodham

Tags: Cancer, increase in melanoma, melanoma, Research, U.S. News & World Report

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