Pediatric melanoma: A statistical snapshot

Statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation indicate that melanoma is increasingly detected among younger age groups.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation:

  • Ninety percent of pediatric melanoma cases occur in patients ages 10 through 19;

  • Melanoma in children is more likely to occur in people of darker skin types than in adults, with 6.5 percent of pediatric melanomas occurring in non-Caucasians;

  • Melanoma accounts for up to 3 percent of all pediatric cancers (6 percent of cancer cases in teens ages 15 to 19).


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