#1. What is the 5-year survival rate for those who detect and treat melanoma before it spreads to the lymph nodes?
The importance of early detection is crucial. If detected after spreading to lymph nodes, the percentage drops all the way to 64%.
#2. True or False: Only people with fair skin are at risk of skin cancer
Skin cancer can affect ANYONE, regardless of skin color or ethnicity.
#3. True or False: More people develop lung cancer because of smoking than develop skin cancer because of indoor tanning.
Actually, more people will develop skin cancer due to tanning beds.
#4. What is the most common form of skin cancer?
Basal cell (BCC) is the most common form with an estimated 4.3 million cases in the U.S. each year. Squamous cell is the 2nd most common with more than 1 million cases each year.
#5. True or False: At least 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
#6. Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in women of what age group?
It’s the leading cause of cancer death for 25-30 and 2nd for women ages 30-35.
#7. What percentage of melanoma cases are thought to be caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight?
#8. True or False: Melanoma only occurs on the skin
It can ALSO develop anywhere on the body – eyes, scalp, nails, feet, mouth, etc.
#9. True or False: The majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white women over the age of 50.
It is actually white MEN over the age of 50 that are most at risk.
#10. True or False: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
FACT: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.