Skin Cancer Facts


  1. One person dies from melanoma almost every hour.
  2. About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer is caused by ultra-violet exposure.
  3. Skin cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all cancers combined.
  4. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
  5. Skin cancer is most deadly for African Americans, Asians and latinos.
  6. One in three caucasians will be diagnosed with skin cancer.
  7. One bad burn in childhood increases the risk of developing melanoma later.
  8. Men are diagnosed with skin cancer more often than women.