Skin Cancer on the Rise

sun_derma_jan09.jpg Melanoma rates are said to be increasing in the United States. The US News and World Report said research shows that skin cancer rates are rising, especially in older men. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology has completed the research and is now urging Americans to take better care and screening measures to prevent melanoma. US News said,
"Melanoma rates are going up among all socioeconomic groups, which is a marker for access to physician care, and across all levels of tumor thickness, which is a marker of severity of this disease, Linos noted. Among men age 65 and older, the rates of melanoma have reached more than 125 cases per 100,000 men."
With such alarming figures it is vital that people holidaying in summer seasons take caution in properly protecting their skin with sun-block and getting checked and screened by a dermatologist regularly.
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