Daily Checkup with Dr. Khorasani: Incidence of Melanoma is Increasing, but Risk Factors Have Been Identified

 – May 12, 2013  –– 

Every year, almost 77,000 Americans are diagnosed with invasive melanoma, and more than 9,000 die from it. “Melanoma is the deadliest and most invasive form of skin cancer,” says Khorasani. “While other skin cancers are most often confined to the skin itself, invasive melanoma spreads quickly to the other parts of the body — that’s why it has such a high death rate.” Every hour an American dies from melanoma. Read more