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Educating The World
DID YOU KNOW
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.
To view sources visit: www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions/skin-cancer