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Did You Know…

++ Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. An estimated 3.6 million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

++ Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer, and the latest data suggest that more than 15,000 people die of squamous cell carcinoma in the U.S. each year – that’s more than twice as many as from melanoma.

++ Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer that grows and spreads very rapidly and has a high risk of recurrence. Approximately 3,000 new cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S., but experts expect that number to increase to 3,250 cases diagnosed annually by 2025.

++ Daily use of a  Skin Cancer Foundation approved SPF reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by about 40% and melanoma by 50% 

++ Across all stages of melanoma, the average 5-year survival rate in the U.S. is 93%, and when detected early, the rate jumps up to 99%. However, the survival rate falls to 66% if it spreads to the lymph nodes and to 27% once it reaches other organs.

++ Only 20% – 30% of melanomas are found in existing moles, while 70% – 80% are found on seemingly normal skin. 

++ Melanomas in Black people, Asians, and Native Hawaiians most often occur on nonexposed skin where there is less pigment; up to 60% – 75% of tumors develop on the palms, soles, mucous membranes, and areas around nails.

++ Indoor tanning beds can emit 1015x more UV radiation than the sun at peak intensity. 

++ Any use of an indoor tanning bed before the age of 40 increases the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 83% and basal cell carcinoma by 69%

++ Affecting more than 58 million Americans, Actinic keratosis is the most common form of pre-cancer. Only about 10% of AKs turn into cancer, but the ones that do almost always become squamous cell carcinomas, and there’s no way to tell which AKs will remain benign and which ones will become dangerous. 
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How to Perform a Skin Cancer Self-Check

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How to Protect Yourself Against Dangerous UV Exposure