ASCP Skin Deep

MAY | JUNE 2017

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Page 63 of 76 61 M Take your client care to the next level by understanding the signs of this dangerous cancer Malignant melanoma is one of the most aggressive cancers in humans and is responsible for almost 60 percent of lethal skin tumors. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, 87,110 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 52,170 in men and 34,940 in women) and approximately 9,730 people will die of melanoma (about 6,380 men and 3,350 women). Also alarming is the fact that the rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years. by Morag Currin

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