June 13, 2018
As the number of Americans diagnosed with skin cancer continues to rise, individuals need to know what to look for and when to see their dermatologist, particularly when facing the most deadly form — Melanoma. With no regard for age, race or gender, Melanoma is projected to affect over 178,000 Americans this year, with nearly 91,000 cases considered invasive, as reported by the Melanoma Research Foundation. Consider the following:
- Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 25-30 and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women ages 30-35.
- The incidence of people under age 30 that are developing Melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group.
- Each year, approximately 500 children are diagnosed with Melanoma.