Melanoma May Be More Deadly In Young Males Than In Female Counterparts.

Melanoma May Be More Deadly In Young Males Than In Female Counterparts.

According to research published in JAMA Dermatology, “white male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts. After adjustment for tumor thickness, histologic subtype, presence and extent of metastasis, and anatomical location, young men were significantly more likely to die than young females. The data indicated that male patients “were more likely to die within each age range assessed – that is, ages 15 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, and 35 to 39.” Additionally, the researchers found that “even young men with thin melanomas of 1 mm or less were nearly twice as likely to die as age-matched females.

By | 2018-11-22T07:22:41+00:00 August 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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