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Can you tell me how common skin cancer is?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Most common cancer

More than 3.
5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76, 600 cases of skin cancer in 2013.

In brief: Most common cancer

More than 3.
5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76, 600 cases of skin cancer in 2013.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Common, not deadly

Skin cancer is very common, but thankfully most skin cancers (basal cells and squamous cells) are easily cured and rarely recur if treated appropriately.
Early stage melanomas also have a high cure rate. All skin cancers can be dangerous. Look for skin lesions which grow, ulcerate, change color, bleed or cause other problems. Melanomas are recognized by abcd's. If in doubt, go see your doctor.

In brief: Common, not deadly

Skin cancer is very common, but thankfully most skin cancers (basal cells and squamous cells) are easily cured and rarely recur if treated appropriately.
Early stage melanomas also have a high cure rate. All skin cancers can be dangerous. Look for skin lesions which grow, ulcerate, change color, bleed or cause other problems. Melanomas are recognized by abcd's. If in doubt, go see your doctor.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: Most common cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.
S. And basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer. Squamous cell is 2nd most common. More than 3.5 million cases are diagnoses each year. 1 in 5 americans develop a skin cancer over their lifetime. Melanoma is the most dangerous. One person dies of melanoma every hour. It is the 5th most common cancer in men and the 6th in women.

In brief: Most common cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.
S. And basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer. Squamous cell is 2nd most common. More than 3.5 million cases are diagnoses each year. 1 in 5 americans develop a skin cancer over their lifetime. Melanoma is the most dangerous. One person dies of melanoma every hour. It is the 5th most common cancer in men and the 6th in women.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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