In a recent sudy published in Pediatrics, since the 1970's the rate of melanoma has been rising about 2% per year in adolescents. The diagnosis was early twice as common in girls compared to boys. The most frequent melanoma sites in girls were lower limbs and hips, and on boys was face and abdomen.
The study reports increasing trends for melanoma over sun-exposed areas of the face and body and also suggests that tanning facilities may be a major explaination of why the rate is higher in girls.
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