Young men 55 percent more likely to die from melanoma than women

A new study by scientists from the United States on the topic of skin cancer - melanoma, found that it is very dangerous for men at a young age, and more favorable to women, as the female often survive an illness. American scientists have come to the conclusion that young men die from this type of skin cancer more often than women of the same age and belong to the same race.

This scientific study was conducted by researchers from the Medical center at Stanford. During the scientific work of the experts analyzed data 26 of thousands of patients who belonged to the white race and their age at the time of the study ranged from 15 to 39 years. All patients in 1989 to 2009 was diagnosed with melanoma, and they were under medical supervision in an average of 7.5 years. For a specified period of time among them was recorded 1.6 thousand deaths from skin cancer. Despite the fact that out of total number of patients number of men was 40 percent, the share of the male population accounted for 63 percent of deaths. After the researchers made adjustments for various factors of mortality, they confidently stated that men are 55 percent more likely to die from melanoma than women.

After the obtained results, the scientists raised the alarm and at the moment they intend to develop a strategy that would allow to detect skin cancer at an early stage in young men. A more detailed study is published in the journal "JAMA".

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