‘Malignant melanomas take the lives of more than 8,000 Americans a year, or about 13.5 percent of the people diagnosed with the disease, the Skin Cancer Foundation reports. Other forms of skin cancer are rarely fatal, although squamous-cell carcinoma can metastasize and result in death. But the situation isn’t bleak. If detected early, 99 percent of all skin cancers are curable.’
Make sure you check moles and other sun spots for skin cancer regularly if you out in the sun a lot. If you find something is not right see a doctor. This image can briefly help you recognize signs of skin cancer.
This infographic focuses on tips to help you reduce your skin cancer risk. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States and nearly 77,000 cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in 2013.