Cases Of Melanoma In Young People Declining, Study Finds

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NEW YORK – Skin cancer rates are sharply dropping among teens and millennials.

A new study says cases of melanoma in people younger than 30 dropped 23-percent in the United States between 2006 and 2015.

Authors say the drop suggests efforts to encourage people to protect themselves from the sun are paying off.



Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the United States, and linked to more than 9,000 deaths a year.

The research was published in the medical journal ‘JAMA Dermatology.’

 



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