Published in Cancer Weekly, November 5th, 2002
The decline among young adults in deaths from melanoma - the most severe form of skin cancer - occurred from 1969 to 1999.
Overall melanoma death rates actually increased during that period from 2 per 100,000 people to 3 per 100,000, because of a rise among other age groups, especially the 45-and-older set.
But among young adults, death rates fell 39% in women and 29% in men, the researchers found in an analysis of national health data on...
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