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Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Melanoma on the Rise

Melanoma on the Rise

Years ago, sun protection was nothing but an afterthought for Bob Schultz. After all, he lived in the tropical paradise of Barbados for seven months. But nearly 50 years later, the harsh sunlight in the Caribbean combined with a lifetime of sun exposure caught up with him. Schultz,of the Village De LaVista, has had eight cancerous areas removed from different regions of his skin. Unfortunately,stories like his are all too common. Invasive melanoma rates have doubled from when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the first case in 1982,according to a recently released report.Melanoma rates increased

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By: Eddy Duryea

Daily Sun Senior Writer