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How common is skin cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Worldwide, about one in three cases of cancer is some type of skin cancer. Each year in the United States, over 2 million people are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer, and over 68,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed. It is estimated that one in five people in the United States will have some type of skin cancer. The number of skin cancer cases is increasing each year.

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