Monday, March 5, 2012

Statistics on the most common types of skin caner

The WHO or World Health Organization released an estimation which stated 65,169 people around the world die every year because of too much exposure to sun. According to the Organization, malignant caner of the skin is the main cause of high mortality rate.

According to American Academy of Dermatology, there are greater than 3.5 million skin cancer cases and 2 million people are diagnosed with this illness every year. The 2 most common types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell. However, people should not panic as these two can be easily treated when discovered early. Based on a latest study, there is a gradual increase number of men as well as women under the age bracket of 40 years old that are diagnosed with those types of skin cancer.

On the other hand, the most common type for young adults under the age bracket of 25 to 29 years old is melanoma. It has been rapidly growing since 1992 when the most affected age groups were late adults and young adults. Most of them were white Americans.

Within the age group of 15 to 29 years old, numbers of diagnosed women are greater as compared to men. AAD added that the most common body part where melanoma is likely to develop is on the trunk or torso. The organization believes that it could be the effect of risky tanning activities such as tanning bed exposure.

On the previous year, it was estimated that new melanoma cases reached 123,590, mostly women were affected. However, numbers of death in women were lower than men. Death in women was 3,040 while in men was 5,750.

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