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Skin cancer rate worsens in US

Staff writer |
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its newest report of the current status of melanoma or skin cancer rates in the United States.

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CDC tallied a total of 65,647 new cases of melanoma in 2011, which worked out to 19.7 new cases per 100,000 Americans. It has doubled for the last 30 years.

According to the United States Cancer Statistics, they were able to provide cancer incidence statistics in each state by utilizing data from the National Program of Cancer Registries and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program.

They found out that in 2011, more than 65,000 invasive melanomas of the skin were reported in the country and its occurrence rate 19.7 per 100,000.

Zhey discovered that the incidence is higher in women than in men for people ages 15-49 years old while for those who are 50 years old and above, it is higher in men.

If the trends continues, they projected that the total number of new melanoma cases would rise to 112,000 by 2030 if the risk factors would not be prevented.


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