How prevalent is melanoma? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there are more than 75,000 new cases of melanoma (skin cancer) each year. Approximately 10,000 people die each year from complications caused by skin cancer.

Melanoma is not only the most common form of cancer; it is also the most misdiagnosed cancer. When caught early, the survival of skin cancer is high. It is critical for both patient and doctor to remain vigilant about any changes to the skin and to follow up with the proper testing and treatments if needed.