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Facts About Skin Cancer

  • More than 1 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers will be diagnosed in the United States this year. These cancers can usually be cured.
  • Nearly 60,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed annually. Nearly 5,000 men and 2,900 women will die from the disease this year.
  • Skin cancer usually occurs in adults but can sometimes affect children and teenagers.