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The Facts About Melanoma

Melanoma Facts

  • For the under 30 age group, melanoma is developing faster than any other age group, increasing 50% in women since 1980.
  • Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer--each hour someone dies from the disease. 
  • The American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute report that 1 in 58 people will develop melanoma. 
  • Fair skinned people have less protection from UV rays than darker skinned people.
  • People with darker skin (more melanin) may suffer from melanoma around the underside of hands and feet (your palms and soles) as well as under the nail beds.
  • Bob Marley died in 1981 from metastatic melanoma. He was only 36.
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