Melanoma Statistics

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Melanoma accounts for approximately 2% of all skin cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 73,870 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2015 and nearly 10,000 deaths. The incidence rate of melanoma is increasing. The lifetime melanoma risk is 1 in 40 Caucasians, 1 in 1,000 blacks and 1 in 200 Hispanics.