Increasing Incidence of Melanoma Among Young Adults

JANUARY 28, 2013
In this video, Kurtis Reed, MD, lead author of a study published in the April 2012 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the incidence of melanoma among young adults, discusses its findings. The study found that, since the 1970s, the incidence of melanoma has increased 6-fold among all young adults and more than 8-fold among young women. Dr. Reed notes that these results indicate that melanoma is not just a disease of elderly patients and that health care providers should ensure that young adults receive appropriate screening for the condition and education about risk factors, prevention, and detection.



SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.