Learn about the risks of Skin Cancer in developing another additional cancer and early repeat cesareans can increase the risks of complications later on in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Belfast - According to research in the British Journal of Cancer, skin cancer increases the risk of developing additional cancers. In a study of 23,000 people treated for skin cancer, researchers found that the risk of developing a new cancer was double in those with melanoma. The increased risk was for other types of skin cancer, and smoking-related cancer. About 60% of melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers come from UV exposure. From Alabama - According to research in the New England Journal of Medicine, early repeat cesareans increase the risk of complications. In a study of over 13,000 women, researchers found that elective repeat cesareans done before 39 weeks of gestation lead to a higher risk of the baby suffering from complications including respiratory distress and requiring admission to the NICU. Between 1996 and 2006, the rate of cesarean births in the U.S. increased from 20% to 31%. And finally, from Atlanta - According to a study published in the CDC's National Vital Statistics Reports, the teen birth rate in the U.S. has risen for the first time in 15 years. According to the study, the birth rate among girls aged 15 to 19 increased by 3% in 2006. The states with the highest rates were Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas at over 60 births per 1,000 girls. New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts had the lowest rates at around 20 per 1,000. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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