Malignant Melanoma on the Rise in Kids


By Molly Clifton

Cases of malignant melanoma in light-skinned children are going up.

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows between 1973 and 2009 more than 1,200 Caucasian children were diagnosed with the disease.

The overall rate of pediatric melanoma increased by an average of two percent a year.

Some doctors say the reason may be an increased use of tanning beds by young people.

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video