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