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6 Facts That Will Get Under Your Skin

Statistics don’t lie. People in Delaware aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from skin cancer. Here’s where we stand.

  1. The melanoma incidence rate increased more than three times faster in Delaware than nationally over the past 10 years.
  2. Sussex County had the highest melanoma incidence rate of the three counties in Delaware from 2006 to 2010.
  3. About 27 Delawareans die of melanoma annually. Source: 2013, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Delaware
  4. One American dies of melanoma every hour.
  5. More men than women die of melanoma in Delaware.
  6. Unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light is the most preventable risk factor for melanoma.