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Young Women at Greatest Risk for Melanoma

Published on December 29, 2017
Medical: Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Female gender is an independent risk factor for melanoma diagnosed under 44 years old. However after 45 years of age, there appears to be a protective role of female gender against UV-associated melanoma risk.

Where you live is also an important risk factor. The higher the Ultra-Violet Index (UVI) the greater the risk for melanoma.

So young women in sunny climates need to be especially vigilant!

Article Citation:
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

An Age-Dependent Interaction Between Sex and Geographical UV Index In Melanoma Risk

J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Dec 01;[EPub Ahead of Print], F Liu-Smith, A Ziogas

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