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Date:5/11/2010

Melanoma and other forms of skin cancer are on the rise for younger Americans and indoor tanning is linked to cancer risk. Practical and clinical information about skin health, melanoma and skin cancer is now available online from a new, independent resource founded by a leading dermatologist.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2010 -- With skin cancer on the rise for Americans under 30 and indoor tanning contributing to this latest health crisis, Skincancer.com has developed expert health information and answers questions about how to avoid the disease. Created by leading dermatologists, the site is an independent resource for skin health that is useful to both consumers/patients and physicians.

The new study of U.S. college students by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that tanning—indoors or outdoors—can be as addictive as drinking. This news, combined with recent findings that those who start tanning regularly before age 30 have a 75 percent higher risk of skin cancer, shows the need for Americans to be more aware of the health risks of tanning and ways to change their habits.

Skincancer.com was founded by Clay J. Cockerell, M.D., Director of the Division of Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director of Cockerell and Associates Dermpath Diagnostics. “After getting many questions from patients and other physicians over the years about skin cancer, melanoma and other skin conditions, I saw a need for a website that provided both cl
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