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Melanoma Attacks the Elderly

by Rathi Manohar on March 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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 Melanoma Attacks the Elderly

Incidence of Melanoma has gone down among young people in Victoria, Australia, but experts warn that it is affecting older men at increased rates.

Cancer Council Victoria has brought out statistics that reveal Victorians aged over 55 made up two-thirds of the population diagnosed with the disease, and it is people in the rural areas who faced the highest risk.

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The older people show the lack of care and caution of their youth in the increased rate of the disease attacking their age group. Whereas, with the younger generation who had grown up with sun-protection warnings, the of melanoma is falling down, according to Cancer Epidemiology Centre director Professor Graham Giles.

As the younger generation gets older then the increasing disease rates for older people would naturally drop off, concludes Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Associate Professor Grant McArthur. With persistent vigilance, he feels, the preventable cancer could be dealt with effectively.



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