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Why Cases Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Are Rising

Most people think that melanoma is the only type of skin cancer, but there are other types and they are much more common.

Think skin cancer, and the word “melanoma” inevitably jumps to mind.

And for good reason: Since melanoma is most prone to spread to other organs in your body, it kills more people than any other form of the disease.

But melanoma makes up only one percent of all diagnosed skin cancers.

“If you add up all of the non-melanoma skin cancers each year, that number is greater than all of the new cases of breast, prostate, colon, lung, and melanoma skin cancers combined,” says Joseph Sobanko, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “We’re seeing an epidemic of non-melanoma skin cancer.”

In fact, about 3.3 million Americans are treated for basal and squamous cell skin cancers each year, according to a 2015 study from Brown University.

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