Melanoma mortality in males on the rise in the United States

Although the data concerning the epidemiology of skin cancer worldwide is limited, one expert says that dermatologists appear to be making a difference in melanoma, particularly in younger individuals, offering a beacon of hope in the fight against skin cancer. One of the biggest challenges for dermatologists over the next couple of decades looking forward will be confronting the rapidly rising mortality in melanoma patients over 55 years of age. Perhaps the best way to meet this challenge is primarily through early detection because for those people prevention is still important but for most of them, Dr. Halpern says, the horse is already out of the barn. READ MORE Dermatology Times