- Melanoma is most common in young adults
ages 25-29 years in age.
- Half of all new cancers are skin cancers.
- About 41,600 new cases of malignant melanoma
were predicted in 1998.
- About one million new cases of skin cancer
will be diagnosed in the United States each year.
- The incidence of malignant melanoma doubled
among white people between 1973 and 1991.
- About 7,300 deaths were attributed to
malignant melanoma in 1998. Of these deaths, 4,600 were men,
and 2,700 women. Older caucasian males have the highest death