Advertisement

Is skin cancer a growing threat?

Skin cancer continues to grow in epic proportions. All types of skin cancer, including melanoma, are increasing in incidence each year. In young adults, melanoma is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. In many cases, these skin cancer cases can be prevented by appropriate use of sun screen and avoiding risky sun seeking behaviors, like tanning, whether indoors or out. If we look at skin cancer incidence over the past 50 years, there would be arguably even an epidemic of skin cancer, as rates have rapidly increased. Some would argue that much if this is due to increased diagnosis, and not truly increased skin cancer numbers, but regardless, the numbers indicate a growing portion of both our younger and more elderly populations are being diagnosed with skin cancer. Billions of dollars are spent every year in treating this mostly preventable cancer.

Continue Learning about Skin Cancers

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and the most treatable, if caught early. There are several types of skin cancer. We...
Read More
Does skin cancer affect men differently than women?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Skin cancer affects men and women in pretty much the same ways. Different types of skin cancer may b...
More Answers
How to Keep Melanoma From Coming Back
How to Keep Melanoma From Coming BackHow to Keep Melanoma From Coming BackHow to Keep Melanoma From Coming BackHow to Keep Melanoma From Coming Back
Four proven strategies to lower your chances of getting skin cancer again.
Start Slideshow
Prevent Skin Cancer With Lemon Zest
Prevent Skin Cancer With Lemon Zest

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.