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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.


More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.


Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.


From 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma increased by 800% among women and 400% among men.


1 person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes


Melanoma accounts for less than five percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.


1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during their lifetime.


86% of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.


Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old.


                  Your risk for melanoma DOUBLES if you have had more than five sunburns at any age.


Ten minutes in a sunbed matches the cancer-causing effects of 10 minutes in the Mediterranean summer sun.

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