Melanoma cases are on the rise, prompting new research into causes and treatment
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over a recent 10-year period ending in 2018, invasive melanoma increased by an average of 1.2% per year. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 3,100 cases of skin melanoma will be diagnosed in Michigan in 2022. Nationally, 99,780 cases are expected, including more than 7,600 deaths. More information is uncovered about the likelihood, causes, and treatment as research continues.