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ICYMI, August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019

Melanoma rates are up 800 percent for women aged 18-35, researchers say

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Melanoma rates are up 800 percent for women aged 18-35, researchers say

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (FOX)—One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in the U.S. — and its prevalence is on the rise at alarming rates in women according to new research from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Between 1970 and 2009, rates of melanoma — which is the deadliest form of skin cancer — have risen 800 percent among women aged 18-35. It’s now the second most prevalent form of cancer among young women.

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