January 7, 2013

Skin Cancer Kills

By Logan Lafferty

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has increased eightfold among women ages 18 to 39 since 1970. “Melanoma is a new epidemic in young women,” says Jerry Brewer, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologic surgeon and author of the study, who admits even he was shocked by these findings. “Other studies have shown an increase, but this study found melanoma occurring in women 705 percent more often. It’s astounding.”

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Tags: Cancer, Dermatology, Dr. Jerry Brewer, melanoma, Research, skin cancer, Woman's Health, Women's Health

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