Melanoma rates on the rise
New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that melanoma skin cancer continues to be one of the most rapidly increasing cancers among Minnesota residents.
Melanoma of the skin is a more serious form of cancer than the more commonly diagnosed basal and squamous cell skin cancers. From 2005-09, melanoma rates in Minnesota increased by 35 percent for males and 38 percent for females.
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