One way to really grasp how serious skin cancer can be is by getting a real gauge of the facts and figures behind the disease. Quantifying the major facts behind skin cancer can be hard, but hopefully the points mentioned below will help make the connection all the more easier.
Roughly 8 million people in the UK currently have some form of skin condition, including skin cancer. That amounts to 1 in every 8 people living here.
7 people die in the UK from skin cancer every day.
Over the last 40 years, rates of female diagnoses have remained consistently higher than males.
Worldwide, skin cancer accounts for 1 in 3 cancer cases. In the UK it only accounts for 4% of cases
As of 2010, the chances of a new-born having skin cancer at some point in their life were 1 in 55 for males and 1 in 56 for females.
It’s estimated that anyone in living in America will have a 20% chance of having skin cancer.
41% of skin cancer incidences in men start in the chest area, mainly due to poor skincare in the sun. 22% are associated with the neck and head.
Women are more likely to get skin cancer on their legs than anywhere else.
Nearly 65% of all cases diagnosed are done so at Stage 1, making it the highest rate of early diagnosis for any cancer.
Australia and New Zealand are top two countries for skin cancer incidences, while South-Central Asia has the lowest.
The UK & Ireland are the 6th and 7th highest ranking countries for skin cancer in Europe behind Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.