Less skin cancer in young people

Between 2006 and 2015, melanomas, also known as black skin cancer decreased, in the case of persons up to 29 years in the U.S. significantly, while increases mainly in adults from 40 years. Scientists consider this as a sign that the awareness of the importance of sun protection has improved.

The number of melanoma cases in the United States rose from 50.272 in 2001 to 83.362 in the year 2015. This affected mainly adults over the age of 40. In adolescents and young adults, the number of new cases was in 2005 around the highest and then went back to 2015 clear that men are, by about four percent per year, with women somewhat more.

Margaret Madeleine, an Epidemiologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, believes that the awareness of sun has changed the protection to prevention in the young Generation: "There seems to be a breakthrough that could reverse the rising Trend of skin cancer cases."

Clear Rüdecrease in also in Australia

A similar decrease in melanoma rates in younger groups of the population was observed in Australia starting in 1988, probably as a result of campaigns to promote sun protection measures: The singing Seagull with the Slogan "slip, slop, slap, seek, slide" (in a shirt, sun cream, wear a hat, find shade, and wear sunglasses) know a hatch there each child.

Melanomas are the most aggressive and most common Form of skin cancer. They are triggered by UV radiation. With early treatment, patients have a chance of Survival of more than 95 percent. The disease is detected too late, the disease is often fatal.