One Person Dies of Melanoma Every Hour

Skin cancer cases outnumber all other cancer types in the U.S. combined.

Melanoma is the Fastest Growing Cancer Type

There has been a 2000% increase in melanoma incidences since 1930.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates 91,270 new cases and 9,320 deaths from melanoma in 2018.

Key Facts

Risk Factors: fair skin, history of sunburn, UV exposure, occupational and family history
 

Primary Screening: Doctor's examination.  95% accurate in identifying melanoma, but has a high false positive rate of 49%.  False positives can lead to anxiety and unnecessary additional testing and expense.
 

Survival Rates (5 years):  
Stage IA and IB - 97-92%
Stage IIA and IIB - 81-70%
Stage IIB and IIC - 70-53%
Stage IIIA and IIIB - 78-59%
Stage IIIC - 40%
Stage IV - 15-20%

Early Detection is Key to Beating Cancer!

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