DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

Actinic Keratosis

  • 1 in 6 people will develop an AK in their lifetime
  • Older people are more likely to develop AKs
  • Patients with multiple AKs have a lifetime risk of progression to squamous cell carcinoma of up to 10%

Basal Cell

  • Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
  • They generally occur in older individuals, but they may occur in young adults and even children
  • People with one basal cell carcinoma have a greater risk of developing others

KNOW THE SPOTS

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Malignant Melanoma

  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer
  • At least 90% of skin cancer is caused by over exposure to the sun
  • An estimated 9,700 people will die from melanoma this year

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Squamous cell carcinoma affects more than 250,000 Americans each year
  • When completely treated, the cure rate is greater than 95 percent
  • These lesions tend to occur more often in males than females

Seborrheic Keratosis

  • SKs do not usually go away on their own; if not removed they will last a lifetime
  • SKs may develop during pregnancy or during estrogen treatments
  • SKs are the most common benign skin growths in older individuals

Source: 2015 Skin Cancer Foundation