Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with more than 5 million Americans diagnosed every year. Skin cancer, if detected early, can be cured. 90% of patients diagnosed with skin cancer get cured.
Failure to diagnose skin cancer can be fatal and like all cancers, early detection is key. The good news is that unlike other types of cancer, skin cancer is visible and early detection starts with you. Doctors recommend a self-exam every month.