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For nonelderly adults in the United States

Insurance Disparities ID’d in Diagnosis of Late-Stage Melanoma

Odds of late-stage melanoma up for individuals with Medicaid, no insurance versus those with private insurance
From 2012 to 2014

2012 to 2014 Saw 41,185 U.S. Patients With Skin Malignancy

Increase in flap reconstruction observed among patients with skin malignancy in head and neck region
Excellent local control and cosmetic outcomes are observed in elderly patients receiving high dose-rate brachytherapy for early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancer of the head and neck region

RSNA: Brachytherapy Treats Skin Cancer in Elderly Patients

Brachytherapy alternative to Mohs surgery in early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers of head, neck
Melanoma incidence seems to be decreasing in adolescents and young adults

Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing in Teens, Young Adults

From 2006 to 2015, melanoma rates increased among adults ≥40 years, decreased in younger populations
For individuals with obesity

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Skin Cancer

For individuals with obesity, risk for skin cancer and melanoma significantly reduced with bariatric surgery
A skin cancer prevention program -- "SunSmart" -- can create lasting changes in sun protection behavior and contribute to the decline in melanoma rates

SunSmart Program Ups Sun Protection Behaviors

Findings based on decades-long study in Australia
Outcomes for nonmelanoma skin cancers are similar at one year

Outcomes Across Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Treatments Similar

Brachytherapy and Mohs micrographic surgery show better cosmetic results
Second opinions rendered by dermatopathologists improve the reliability of melanocytic lesion diagnosis

Expert Second Opinions Up Reliability of Melanoma Diagnosis

In study, none of the second opinion strategies eliminated diagnostic misclassification
From 1995 to 2014

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity
There is a dose-response association between indoor tanning and risk for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in women

Indoor Tanning May Up Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dose-response association found between indoor tanning and SCC risk among women