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How many people die from skin cancer young?
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Melanoma
One person dies in the us every hour from melanoma.
It often effects young adults.

In brief: Melanoma
One person dies in the us every hour from melanoma.
It often effects young adults.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: How young?
Folks with genetic defects such as xeroderma pigmentosum start getting lethal skin cancers in early childhood.
Basal cell and squamous carcinomas are generally seen in middle and old age in the sun-exposed and are easily treated, but i've known of plenty of folks in their twenties who have died of malignant melanoma -- it's the 2nd most common cancer age 15-25 & most common 26-30.

In brief: How young?
Folks with genetic defects such as xeroderma pigmentosum start getting lethal skin cancers in early childhood.
Basal cell and squamous carcinomas are generally seen in middle and old age in the sun-exposed and are easily treated, but i've known of plenty of folks in their twenties who have died of malignant melanoma -- it's the 2nd most common cancer age 15-25 & most common 26-30.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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