Melanoma and Skin Cancers

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for only 1% but is the most deadly. Melanoma starts when pigment begins to grow out of control. Signs may include a new, unusual growth or a changes in an existing mole. Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body.

The facts:
• Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women ages 20-39 and the second most common cancer in men ages 20-39.
• In the United States, one person dies of melanoma every hour.
• 10% of all people with melanoma have a family history of melanoma.

In the past decade the number of new melanoma cases has increased by 53%. There has also been a significant rise in overall survival in patients with melanoma. This may be due to earlier diagnosis, when the tumors are at a thinner depth.

Early detection saves lives— ,Schedule your skin examination today!

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