Published on May 13, 2022
WEDNESDAY, May 11 (The Houston Chronicle) — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with an estimated 5 million cases diagnosed every year in the U.S. It’s also one of the most preventable and treatable if you’re proactive at protecting yourself.
It’s important to identify skin cancer as soon as possible, because even the most dangerous type, melanoma, is highly treatable early on. Melanoma has an estimated five-year survival rate of 99 percent if it’s detected before it can spread to other parts of the body, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
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