The Weekly: 3.4 million Americans could be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, high-risk lung cancer patients delaying follow-up and more

Published on May 20, 2022

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3.4 million Americans could be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022

TUESDAY, May 17 (The Washington Post) — Roughly 3.4 million U.S. residents will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022, according to estimates compiled by the American Cancer Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists.

The vast majority (3.3 million) will have basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, while the others (99,780 people) will have melanoma — the less common but more dangerous type of skin cancer. Cancer experts predict that 7,650 residents will die of melanoma this year.

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