Why Melanoma is on the Rise Among Young Adults

Why Melanoma is on the Rise Among Young Adults

Publication date: Mar 13, 2019

Although most skin cancers are the results of cumulative years of sun exposure, melanoma impacts young adults too.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in 15- to 19-year-olds, and the most common form of cancer affecting young adults between the ages of 25 and 29.

-People who habitually tan during adolescence and young adulthood have a higher risk of developing melanoma skin cancer later on in life,” he explains.

-Melanoma is the most aggressive and deadliest kind of skin cancer,” Chavan says.

Concepts Keywords
Adolescence Dysplastic nevus
Dermatologist Sunburn
Florida Melanocytic nevus
Melanoma Skin cancer
Melanomas Melanoma
Moles Sun tanning
Primary Care Health
Skin Cancer Neoplasms
Surgeon RTT
Undressed Cutaneous conditions
Early melanoma


Type Source Name
disease MESH cancer
disease DOID Skin Cancer
disease MESH skin cancers
pathway BSID Melanoma
disease DOID Melanoma
disease MESH Melanoma
disease MESH visual
disease MESH risk factors
disease MESH lifestyle
disease DOID cancer


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