With more than 40 million women in Brazil and nearly 50 million men, Brazilians are among the world’s most prone to skin cancer, a new study found.
But the country is also one of the few that has seen a dramatic drop in the number of new cases of melanoma in recent years, from 1,700 in 2007 to less than 200 in 2014, according to a new report from the Brazilian Institute for Cancer Research.
The researchers found that the number and rate of new melanoma cases dropped from a peak of about 11,000 cases in 2007-08 to less the year before, and that the rate of deaths from melanoma had decreased from about 2,300 in 2015 to about 500 in 2018.
What’s going on?
Brazil’s melanoma death rate has dropped in recent decades, and experts say it may be due to a combination of factors including better treatment, better education, and better hygiene, but they also attribute the reduction to better surveillance, better diagnosis, and improved patient adherence.
The study, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest in a series of studies on the health and environmental impacts of the country’s rapid growth in the past decade.
But it comes at a time when Brazilians also have the world over on their minds about what to do about their skin.
Last month, the country unveiled a national anti-fungal awareness campaign, which aims to help fight the spread of the disease and raise awareness among the general public.
According to a statement by the government, it hopes the campaign will encourage awareness among women, men, and children about the importance of skin care and how to avoid getting it.
In a survey conducted by the Brazilian National Institute of Public Health, nearly two-thirds of respondents said that they would recommend their children to get regular skin care from an early age, and a large majority (73 percent) said that their skin should be cleansed regularly.
Brazil also has seen an explosion in the use of sunscreen.
In 2017, about 17.7 million Brazilians were estimated to have used at least one sunscreen at work.
In 2018, Brazil ranked second among the countries in sunscreen use among men and women.
In 2019, the number rose to nearly 20 million.
Brazil is also home to the largest concentration of people living in extreme poverty, with nearly 16 million people living below the official poverty line.
This has resulted in a high rate of skin cancer in Brazil, where the rate has risen from around 4,000 new cases per 100,000 people in 2007, to more than 9,000 in 2019, according the Brazilian institute.
The Brazilian Institute of Cancer Research also conducted a survey of Brazilian women, asking them to rate their skin’s appearance and the effectiveness of sunscreen on their skin care habits.
The results showed that the vast majority of women rated their skin as fair or good in quality, with only about 1 in 4 women rating their skin that way.
“These findings indicate that Brazil is the only country where the use and efficacy of sunscreen is increasing in comparison with the rest of the world, while its rate of melanomas continues to decline,” the report said.
“This could be attributed to the country being a major market for cosmetic products that are formulated with high UVB and CRI values, which may have helped to reduce the spread and increase the effectiveness,” said researcher Carlos Pinto, a professor of cosmetic and cosmetic surgery at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
The authors note that skin care is important for the health of any person, regardless of their economic status.
And there are several other possible factors that could explain the decrease in melanoma rates.
The new study included data on the number, ages, and health of each woman, as well as their overall skin care preferences.
They also looked at the frequency of people using sunscreen, the type of sunscreen, and the amount of sunscreen applied to their skin in addition to the number they applied.