Seaside Stay in Childhood May Increase Melanoma Risk in Later Life

The results of a new study show that childhood seaside stay during vacations can boost the risk of melanoma in later years of life.melanoma2

In their study, Denver researchers assessed 681 kids who were born in Colorado in 1998 and after inquiring about childhood seaside stays during vacations they made some skin tests when these kids were seven years of age. The researchers looked for nevi that are quite well-known as moles. These moles are considered a big risk factor for melanoma that is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Lori Crane, the lead author of the study, says: “The moles began to increase 5% at every seaside stay these kids had from one year of age.”

According to an estimate, there will be nearly 62,500 new melanoma cases during 2009 and almost 8,400 deaths as well.

According to Crane, exposure to sun at home or during daily routine has not been found related to those moles that kids had.

The link was found related to seaside stays during vacations and it was on increase despite the use of sunscreen.

Just like many other experts, Crane said that parents think sunscreen can protect against skin cancer, though it works and provides protection, but for a limited period of time.

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