Studies show that there has been a significant increase in skin cancers in young women, including the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. Many experts believe that this in part is a blessing because it means that more women are getting skin exams at an earlier age and being treated during the early stages of skin cancer, when melanoma is most curable. "We need to get away from thinking that skin cancer is an older person's disease,'' says Dr. Gary Rosen, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology at The Eye Associates. ”especially in our area with the beaches, lots of fun-in-the-sun activities and the dangerous voluntary exposure to tanning beds.” Dr. Rosen recommends you do a monthly check of your own skin, and a yearly check by a professional.
Reference Skin Cancer Foundation