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Skin cancer rates soar in N.H.

Concord, New Hampshire - June 11, 2010

A new report shows women in New Hampshire are diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer at a higher rate than their peers elsewhere.

The Department of Health and Human services study found the melanoma rate for women ages 15-39 was 38 percent higher than the same group nationally.

Officials aren't sure why the numbers are so much higher in the Granite State and say the difference is too big to be explained by better detection.


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