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51 Things Dermatologists Need You to Know About Skin Cancer

Reader's Digest Logo By Charlotte Hilton Andersen of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 51: Breast cancer gets a lot of press and lung cancer may be the deadliest but when it comes to the sheer number of cases, but nothing comes close to skin cancer. One in five Americans will get some form of skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. 'Skin is the most common cancer in the United States,' says Keira Barr, MD, a dual-board certified dermatologist and founder of the Resilient Health Institute. 'There are more cases of skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined.'

It's way, way more common than you think

Breast cancer gets a lot of press and lung cancer may be the deadliest but when it comes to the sheer number of cases, but nothing comes close to skin cancer. One in five Americans will get some form of skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. 'Skin is the most common cancer in the United States,' says Keira Barr, MD, a dual-board certified dermatologist and founder of the Resilient Health Institute. 'There are more cases of skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined.'
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