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2020

Hunter among melanoma ‘hot spots’ and more, and a new study says the same cancer is lurking in the hands of people who don’t smoke, as well

Hunter among melanoma ‘hot spots’ and more, and a new study says the same cancer is lurking in the hands of people jarvees.comwho don’t smoke, as well.

Treatment in the US is now focusing almost entirely on curbing smoking, but the numbers of people battling melanoma in the US could grow by two to three times faster when smokers are encouraged to quit, say the experts.

There’s no doubt the increasing number of deaths from melanoma – or skin cancer in general – in America – an area more than three times as big as Europe – has a lot to do with smoking in general. But it could be that smoking is doing the opposite and driving people away from treatment, said one of the study’s authors.

It’s onl바카라사이트y a question of when, not if, these deaths will rise as smokers go smoke-free, warned Simon LeDoux of the University of Cambridge. “We’re seeing quite significant increases over the last decade,” he said. “I’d expect by 2025 these are going to get more serious.”

The new study looked at 5,000 people who died between 1996 and 2009. It found that nearly half of all people with melanoma were smokers.

They died of other causes, and of an aggressive form of the cancer, known as retinoblastoma, or simply melanoma.

“The risk of melanoma dying from smoking is quite large,” LeDoux said. “And at the moment smoking has almost completely stopped, but there are only about 1,500 people out there who are actually diagnosed as having it.”

And while smoking is the greatest risk factor for melanoma in the US, leDoux said it only accounts for about 10 per cent of the cancer risks.

“It’s probably not worth it – if you have all sorts of risk factors – that you’re really going to want to quit.”

It is estimated that almost 20,000 people die of melanoma 바카라사이트each year in the UK – and some estimates suggest around 60,000 more people suffer from it in England.

LeDoux said he was shocked to see so many of the people the researchers had surveyed with cancer also being smokers.

“A huge number of them may have had poor lifestyle choices: for example smoking, drinking more alcohol, using drugs, having family members with it, and so on, that they could have prevented,” he said.

And it seems that smoking was more of an issue than cancer in the people with the cancer.

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