melanoma 2017

Key Statistics on Melanoma

Below are some important statistics from The American Cancer Society:

1. 52,170 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. 

2. Melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.

3. The estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2017 are:

About 87,110 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 52,170 in men and 34,940 in women).

About 9,730 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 6,380 men and 3,350 women).

4. The rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years.

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