Skin cancer is the most common cancer. About 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. (These are found in about 3.3 million Americans; some people have more than one.) Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, will account for about 91,270 cases of skin cancer in 2018.
The American Cancer Society estimates that the risk of developing invasive melanoma in the United States is 1 in 41 and 1 in 61 for men and women, respectively. This averages out to approximately a 1 in 50 chance of developing melanoma throughout your lifetime.
Melanoma begins on the skin where it is easy to see and treat. However, it can grow into the skin, reaching the blood vessels and lymphatics, and can spread within the body to various organs when it can be fatal. If it is recognized and treated early, chances of recovery are very good. But if it is not found early, it can grow deeper into the skin and spread to other parts of the body. Once melanoma spreads beyond the skin to other parts of the body, it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. Melanoma is known to be the most deadly of all skin cancers. However, melanoma is not solely isolated to being a cancer of the skin. Melanoma can also occur in the eye, the mucous membranes or even underneath fingernails and toenails.
MELANOMA IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH IN WOMEN AGES 25 TO 30! (www.fxckcancer.org)
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