By Stephanie A. GaffiganA skin cancer expert is advising parents to take steps to prevent their children from contracting the disease.
A report released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that skin cancer is on the rise nationwide, particularly in the Northeast.
But many people don’t know it.
Gaffigan, the senior research scientist at the Center for Skin Cancer Research at Duke University, said the CDC report is the first comprehensive look at the issue.
She said she thinks it’s important for parents to do what she calls “the big picture.”
“You know that you have a lot of skin cancer and that you should be aware of it,” Gaffig said.
“And that you are in a position to do something about it.”
The National Cancer Institute’s National Skin Cancer Center has published a report detailing the number of people who are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.
The report shows that from 2015 to 2020, there were 4.2 million new cases of skin cancers, a rise of more than 2,000 cases per day.
Giffigan said that the new report has been very helpful in helping her and her colleagues better understand the cause and progression of the disease, as well as the treatment options available.
“If we can identify the things that are the triggers of it, we can develop more effective and less risky strategies that can help prevent it,” she said.
The report says that there are two types of melanoma: melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.
The two types are caused by the same genetic mutation that causes skin cancer, according to the CDC.
“Melanoma is the most common form of skin disease, but the most serious type of skin malignancy,” the report states.
“Nonmelanomas are the most dangerous forms of skin.
They occur in the dermis, on the mucous membranes, on parts of the skin called the dermal papilla, and sometimes in the brain and other organs.”
There are different types of nonmelanoomas, but melanoma is a much more common cause of nonmalignant skin cancer than nonmelanic melanoma,” the CDC says.”
So it’s a great opportunity for us to identify the different types that are most dangerous,” Giffigan added.
The new report also shows that the rates of skin and eye cancers are increasing in the United States, particularly among women.
According to the report, there are 3.4 million cases of melanomas in women and 1.3 million cases in men.
The number of cases of eye cancers in women rose from 675,000 in 2011 to 765,000 last year.
Gaffe said the report shows the prevalence of skin lesions and that it’s also important to remember that “you don’t have to be in your 40s or 50s to develop these skin cancers.””
We know that the skin is an amazing organ and it can heal itself,” she added.”
We also know that there’s some other stuff that’s happening in the skin that can be associated with the melanoma, which is called epidermal necrolysis,” which is inflammation.
Gaffe said that in some cases, epidermis can become scarred and may not heal.
In addition to skin cancer cases, there have been more than 100,000 new cases diagnosed with cancer of the liver and pancreas.
The liver and pancreatas are among the most commonly diagnosed cancers.
The CDC says the incidence of cancer-related deaths and hospitalizations is also increasing in many areas.
The agency also reported that the rate of cancer deaths has increased by over 50 percent since 1990.