For some good information on this type of cancer, visit the website for the American Cancer Society
Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2018 are:
About 91,270 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 55,150 in men and 36,120 in women).
About 9,320 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 5,990 men and 3,330 women).
The rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years.
I have created a miniature awareness ribbon from tiny Delica glass beads – with black beads in the center – the color for Melanoma Cancer, bordered in white for the hope that is always there! It measures just about one inch tall, and is suspended on an 18″ silver-dipped chain.
A lovely way to show your support, and wear your colors! Only $12.00, and the shipping is included!