Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed every year
Treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers increased by 77% between 1992-2006
In the past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined
1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime
90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun
Half of all adults report one or more suborns in the past year
Actinic keratosis is the most common pre-cancer sign affecting 58 million Americans
One person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes
About 76,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in 2014
9,700 people will die of melanoma in 2014
Melanoma is responsible for less than 2% of skin cancer cases but the majority of skin cancer deaths
1 in 50 people will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime
Melanoma treatment cost $2.36B in 2010
Nonmelanoma treatment cost $1.4B in 2004
Skin cancer is a very serious risk for most Americans thanks to both melanoma and nonmelanoma cases. It’s the most common form of cancer as more than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with it every year. More people in the past 30 years have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.