What causes melanoma? Study ranks states by melanoma rates caused by UV exposure

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Look at the number of melanoma cases related to UV exposure and more women than men were diagnosed between two thousand eleven in two thousand fifteen doctors blame the popularity of tanning beds in the late nineteen nineties a study also finds Maryland among states with notable rates I why has the greatest number of melanoma cases per one hundred thousand coming in at sixty five Alaska the least at fifteen the study published in the international journal of cancer finds Maryland's melanoma rate of thirty two point six is notable higher even than Florida's twenty nine point two researchers say lots of factors explain state by state variations such as the popularity of outdoor activities early detection indoor tanning and how diligent people are about sun protection Kristy king

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