What are the Risks Associated with Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. affecting more than 2 million people every year. The incidence of skin cancer occurs more frequently than the combined incidence of lung, prostate, breast and colon cancer. In 2008, 59,695 people in the U.S. were diagnosed melanoma, out of which 8,623 people died.

The ratio of skin cancer patients has increased at an alarming rate and one in every five American is at the risk of developing skin cancer.

So today we are going to discuss the risk factors associated with skin cancer. Having risk factors increase your chances of developing the disease. There are some factors that can be controlled and some that cannot be controlled.

What are the Risks Associated with Skin Cancer

Keep in mind that having the risk factors does not mean that you will certainly develop skin cancer. There are many people who do not show any signs of risk factor and still get the disease.

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