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Skin cancer on the rise

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The number of white children who develop the deadliest form of skin cancer is on the rise.
Cases of malignant melanoma in light-skinned children are going up.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows between 1973 and 2009- more than 12 hundred Caucasian children were diagnosed with the disease.
The overall rate of pediatric melanoma increased by an average of two percent a year.
Some doctors say the reason may be an increased use of tanning beds by young people.

Source: CBS News

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