Skin Cancer Stats: 2013

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:01 a.m.

3.5 million: More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed in the United States annually.



137,990: The estimated number of new cases of melanoma, the most serious form of cancer, in the U.S. in 2013.



1 in 5 Americans: Current estimate for the number of Americans who will develop skin cancer.



1 in 50 Americans: The number of Americans who will have developed melanoma by 2015.



2.8 percent: The increase in the rate of melanoma in the U.S. since 1981.



Five times: Melanoma rates are five times higher in whites than in Hispanics and 23 times higher than in African-Americans.



Younger women: Melanoma is increasing faster in females ages 15-29 than males in the same age group.



American Academy of Dermatology

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