Is it true that only people with light skin get skin cancer?
No. Anyone can get skin cancer. It’s more common among people with a light (fair) skin tone, but skin cancer can affect anyone. Skin cancer can affect both men and women. Even teenagers and, rarely, younger children can develop skin cancer.
More than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year.
Rate of new cases of melanoma doubled from 1982 to 2011.
Using proven community prevention programs could avoid an estimated 21,000 new melanoma cases each year.
What CDC Is Doing About Lung Cancer
Research. See a complete list of CDC-authored lung cancer research.
National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). CDC’s NPCR and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Programexternal icon produce the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS).