Melanoma of the Skin Statistics
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Central cancer registries collect data on melanoma of the skin and nonepithelial skin cancers such a Merkel cell carcinoma. Data on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common types of skin cancer, are not normally collected by central cancer registries.
An examination of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data suggests that each year, about 4.3 million adults are treated for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas at a cost of about $4.8 billion.
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U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool
The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics. It includes the latest cancer data covering the U.S. population.