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Skin Cancer Statistics

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The following statistics refer to melanomas of the skin. Non-epithelial skin cancers, which are not reflected below, represent 7% of skin cancers that are tracked by central cancer registries. These statistics also do not include data for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are not tracked by central cancer registries.

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 100% of the U.S. population.

Map of the United States

Cancer Rates by U.S. State

See rates or numbers of new melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths for the entire United States and individual states. Also, see the top 10 cancers for men and women.

Bar chart of demographics.

Demographics

See rates or numbers of new melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group.

Line chart of trends.

Trends

See how the rates of new melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths changed over time for the entire United States and individual states.

More Information

Skin Cancer Facts for Your State
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and CDC have written fact sheets that give state-specific information about skin cancer incidence and prevention.

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