Melanoma Rates Soar in Young Adults
Sinless Tan -  Hand Applied Spray Tan
RSS

Recent Posts

Young adults ignore skin-cancer warnings, CDC says
CDC: Tanning beds creating 'an epidemic'
Teen Tanning: Indoor Sizzle Can Overcome Parental Consent Laws
Indoor Tanning
Kelli Pedroia warning teens about melanoma

Categories

Benefits of Spray Tanning
Spray tanning at Twist and Shout!
Teenagers with Melanoma
UV Tanning Dangers
powered by

My Blog

Melanoma Rates Soar in Young Adults

A new study has revealed an alarming rise in melanoma among people aged 18 to 39: over the past 40 years, rates of this potentially deadly skin cancer grew by 800 percent among young women and 400 percent among young men. Researchers examined data on the 256 young adults in Olmstead County, MN, who were diagnosed with melanoma between 1970 and 2009. Between 1970 and 1979, just 16 new cases, or 4.8 cases per 100,000 people, were diagnosed. But in the decade ending December 31, 2009, 129 cases were recorded, an incidence rate of 30.8 cases per 100,000 people — an enormous jump from the 1970’s.
 
Although lifetime risk of melanoma is about 1.5 times greater in males than in females, among young people this pattern is reversed, as this Mayo Clinic Proceedings study demonstrated. The authors observed that Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning, which is much more popular among young women than young men, may account for the disproportionate increase in incidence among young women. UV rays emitted by tanning machines are cancer-causing, and Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors; those who tan indoors just four times a year increase their risk of developing melanoma by 11 percent. Indoor tanners are also 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.
 
While the skyrocketing incidence figures are cause for major concern, the authors noted that death from the disease among young people is actually decreasing, due to earlier diagnosis; with more people aware of changes in their skin, and better diagnostic methods, melanomas are more frequently discovered at earlier stages, when they are easiest to treat.

3 Comments to Melanoma Rates Soar in Young Adults:

Comments RSS
gry hazadrowe on Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:15 PM
Nice layout!
Reply to comment


Indian stock market tips on Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:21 AM
I have been through several posts on this very subject but the satisfactory information that I found here is something that all other blogs are missing.
Reply to comment


review on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:40 AM
it is well
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint