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The value of tan lines: vulvar melanoma and ultraviolet rays.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11466488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recreational sun exposure of the general population has increased. There is less clothing on the beaches, increased accessibility to tropical beaches, and increased use of artificial suntanning equipment. The vulva, traditionally, has been protected from sun exposure. In this age of nude sunbathing, particularly within the confines of a tanning bed, it is interesting to ponder whether such exposure would affect the incidence of melanoma of the vulva.
A Isenberg; D Paul Shackelford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-23     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Characteristics
Melanoma / epidemiology,  etiology*
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*
United States / epidemiology
Vulvar Neoplasms / epidemiology,  etiology*

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