DID YOU KNOW

* Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

* One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.

* 1 million new cases of skin cancers are reported each year in the United States alone.

* It is estimated that more than 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. 

* The majority of diagnosed skin cancers are non-melanoma skin cancers.  About 80% of these are Basal cell carcinoma, while about 20% are Squamous cell carcinoma. 

* Melanoma rates in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2011.

* Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults age 25-29 and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults age 15-29.

* The vast majority of skin cancer deaths are from Melanoma.  On average, one American dies of melanoma every HOUR!

* The World Health Organization estimates that more than 65,000 people a year worldwide die from melanoma. 

* The 5 year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to lymph nodes is 98%. 

* Tanning bed exposure before the age of 35 increases the risk of malignant melanoma by at least 59%.

* Even one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person's change of developing melanoma. 

* In 2010, new research found that daily sunscreen use cut the incidence of melanoma in half.