Young Women at Greatest Risk for 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!
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