Lafayette Parish – Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, Louisiana Dermatology and Medical Spa
here to read about the ABCD's of Melanoma,
a publication by the American Academy of Dermatology
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Founder & medical director of a Jeuné and Acadiana Dermatology Dr. Christopher Hubbell has been specially trained to diagnose and treat skin cancers. His annual skin cancer screening in Lafayette have become traditions. For more information on skin cancer, please call our office at (337) 989-7272 for an appointment.
Skin Cancer Facts:
- Over half of all new cancers are skin cancers.
- More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year.*
- About 79 percent of the new skin cancer cases will be basal cell carcinoma, 15 percent are squamous cell carcinoma, and 5 percent are invasive melanoma. The other 1 percent represents rare types of skin cancer, such as Merkel cell carcinoma, adnexal carcinoma(s), dermatofibroma fibrosarcoma protuberans, etc.
- Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have a better than 95 percent cure rate if detected and treated early.
- An estimated 10,590 people will die of skin cancer this year, 7,770 from melanoma and 2,820 from other skin cancers.*
- There will be about 105,750 new cases of melanoma in 2005 – 46,170 in situ (noninvasive) and 59,580 invasive (33,580 men and 26,000 women).* This is a 10 percent increase in new cases of melanoma from 2004. In 2005, at current rates one in 34 Americans have a lifetime risk of developing melanoma and one in 62 Americans have a lifetime risk of developing invasive melanoma.
- One American dies of melanoma almost every hour (every 68 minutes). In 2005, 7,770 deaths will be attributed to melanoma – 4,910 men and 2,860 women.* Older Caucasian males have the highest mortality rates from melanoma.
- The incidence of melanoma more than tripled among Caucasians between 1980 and 2003.
- More than 73 percent of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma.
- Melanoma is more common than any non-skin cancer among women between 25 and 29 years old.
- Invasive melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men and the sixth most common cancer in women.* **
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.
- Five or more sunburns double your risk of developing skin cancer.
* Source: American Cancer Society’s 2005 Facts & Figures
** Excluding basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which together are the most common cancers in both sexes.
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