Annual Exam & Knowing the ABCDEs of Melanoma are Life Savers
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and it’s estimated that one in five Americans (9,500 per day) will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of skin color.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and the number of people being diagnosed with it is rising. It can be triggered by repetitive UV light exposure or by inheriting certain genes.
When detected early, the survival rate is 99% but drops all the way to 15% in its more advanced stages.