More skin cancer screenings means more diagnoses

Melanoma skin cancer cases are expected to increase by 5.7 percent this year, per the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report, but doctors have a positive outlook on that growth.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America, with melanoma diagnoses on the rise, reports Allure. In 2018, there were about 91,270 new diagnoses, and 2019 is projected to see 96,480 new cases.

But melanoma’s death rate dropped each year between 2007 and 2016, according to the annual report,…

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