Apr 14, 2015 · Skin cancer, especially melanoma, is on the rise among young adults in the U.S. While parents often warn their teens about the dangers of drinking and driving and having unsafe sex, the Author: Kathleen Doheny.
Apr 25, 2018 · The most common cancers in young adults Breast cancer. Breast cancer is seen most often in older women. Lymphoma. Lymphomas are cancers that start in certain cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. Melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Soft tissue and bone tumors (sarcomas) Sarcomas Last Revised: April 25, 2018.
Sep 26, 2019 · While older adults are at higher risk of developing skin cancer, the incidence of skin cancer is rapidly rising in young adults aged 20 to 29. Experts attribute this to excessive tanning and the increased use of tanning beds.
"Our work shows that skin cancer risk behaviors, including sunburns, indoor tanning, and lack of protection peak at age 25. Thus, young adulthood is an important window for skin cancer risk reduction interventions," notes Dr. Heckman, who is also an associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Apr 25, 2018 · Still, there are some known causes of cancer in young adults. For instance: Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or from tanning beds can increase the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers. Infection with some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) can increase the risk of cervical and some other cancers.Last Revised: April 25, 2018.