Melanoma increases among young adults
POSTED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — New research finds a dramatic increase in young people with a dangerous form of skin cancer.
Some doctors say they're not surprised and that they think indoor tanning salons are to blame for this increase.
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland, a dermatologist, is frustrated with unhealthy habits like indoor tanning.
She believes indoor tanning is as dangerous as tobacco use.
A new study from the Mayo Clinic is spot on according to the skin specialist.
Mayo researchers discovered a dramatic rise in young people with melanoma and the study speculates that indoor tanning is partly to blame.
The study finds young woman are getting hit the hardest.
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Besides indoor tanning, researchers say childhood sunburns and ultraviolet exposure in adulthood could also contribute to Melanoma.