Young women and skin cancer

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A new study suggests rates of melanoma have spiked in young women.

More young women are getting skin cancer.

According to a new study from Washington University, melanoma rates increased 800-percent among women under 40 between 1970 and 2009.

The continued use of indoor tanning beds may be to blame which researchers estimate causes more than 400,000 cases each year.

The scientists say a single tanning session can increase the risk of developing melanoma by 20-percent.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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