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What Are the Odds?

Just in case you were wondering, skin cancer is life-threatening.

It can spread just like any other cancer if it’s not caught early. Here are some important statistics.

  1. Detect skin cancer before it spreads, and the five-year survival rate is 98%.
  2. If skin cancer spreads to a lymph node, major tissue or an organ, the five-year survival rate drops to 15%.
  3. The American Cancer Society estimates 76,100 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2014.