Minnesota’s rising skin cancer rates reflect a national trend

Minnesota’s rising skin cancer rates reflect a national trend
Minnesota’s skin cancer rates are going up, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota is not the only state seeing more skin cancer cases. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says the national incidence of melanoma has been on the rise since the mid 70s. Officials are urging the public to avoid the sun all year long and stay out of tanning beds. The department says melanoma rates rose 35 percent for men and 38 percent for women between 2005 and 2009 in Minnesota. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, the exact cause of melanoma isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning beds increase a person’s risk of developing melanoma. Adversely, limiting UV exposure can help reduce a person’s chances of getting melanoma. [caption id="attachment_2925" align="alignnone" width="524"] SunAWARE advice[/caption] More on Minnesota’s Rising Melanoma Rates and Melanoma: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/30/health/melanoma-rates http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melanoma/DS00439 http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/189051661.html?refer=y
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