Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young women…

Melanoma Most Common Form Of Cancer In Young Women.

The Chicago Tribune (Aug 24, Berger) reports that melanoma incidents “have increased for at least 30 years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and the rate among white women aged 15 to 39 has grown by an average of three percent a year for the last 20 years.” In fact, melanoma is “the most common form of cancer for women aged 25 to 29, according to the academy, and the second most common for females 15 to 30 — together the prime age range of tanning salon customers.” Still, “despite the warnings and growing body of scientific evidence, young women continue to go to tanning salons, in part, some experts say, because the tanning salons play down the scientific evidence and play up the benefits of vitamin D from ultraviolet rays.” What’s more, many people still consider a bronzed look to be desirable.

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