Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. More than 90 percent of melanoma cancers are due to skin cell damage from ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths each year.
June 2, 2015
No woman should die from cervical cancer. While screening tests have greatly reduced deaths from this disease, every year in the U.S., more than 12,000 women get cervical cancer, and 4,000 die from it. 93% of cervical cancer deaths could be prevented through screening and HPV vaccination.
November 5, 2014
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States, after lung cancer. About 1 in 3 adults is not getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended by the U.S. Preventive services Task Force (USPSTF).
November 5, 2013
Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, and have the highest death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
October 2, 2012
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