Youth Skin Cancer on the Rise

Youth Skin Cancer on the Rise
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 7:50pm

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic said they're seeing a dramatic rise in young adults with skin cancer.

After looking through a database of patient records for a county in Minnesota, researchers found that between 1970 and 2009, melanoma cases increased 8 times in women under 40, and 4 times in men in that same age group.

Experts believe tanning beds are to blame for the rising skin cancer rates in young people.

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