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Giada de Laurentiis, Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador




Know The Facts

Protect your skin and prevent melanoma

One person dies every hour in the U.S. of melanoma.

  • Melanoma accounts for only 4% of cases of skin cancer – but an astounding 80% of deaths from skin cancer.

  • Most melanomas arise in the skin. But they can also occur in other parts of the body, including: the eye, sole of the feet and hands/nails, inside the nose or mouth, and in the central nervous system.
  • In the U.S., someone is diagnosed with melanoma every eight minutes.

  • Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer around the world. In the U.S., the incidence of melanoma has tripled over the past three decades.
  • Catching melanoma early is the key to beating it. If detected in the very early stage, melanoma can be cured with surgery more than 90% of the time. On the other hand, patients with Stage IV melanoma have a median life expectancy of less than one year.
  • One in every 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime.

Melanoma Research Alliance
Stand Up To Cancer
How To Prevent Melanoma