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Melanoma : Age at Diagnosis

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Melanomas usually occur after puberty and are more common in males (M:F = 3:2). They are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 65-74 yrs. However, pediatric melanomas do occur and account for about 3% of all pediatric cancers. In children, they are often associated with one of the risk factors, such as xeroderma pigmentosum, congenital nevus, familial dysplastic nevus or familial melanoma, and immunosuppressive state.
Reference: National Cancer Institute

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