Melanoma rates among 40- to 60-year-olds are nearly eight times higher compared with rates 40 years ago, according to a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Between 1970 and 2009, melanoma incidence rose from 7.9 cases per 100,000 people to 60 cases, with the highest increase seen among women aged 40 to 50. Despite the surge of cancer cases, overall survival rates jumped by 7%.

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