skin cancer facts
Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
The annual cost of treating skin cancers in the U.S. is estimated at $8.1 billion. One person dies of melanoma every hour!
Love the skin you're in.
As many as 90% of melanomas are estimated to be caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies tanning beds and tanning lamps into its highest cancer risk category – carcinogenic to humans, the same category as other hazardous substances such as plutonium and certain types of radium.
Using tanning beds before the age of 30 increases your risk of developing melanoma by 75%.