The U.S. has about half as many dermatologists as it would need to treat most skin ailments. The gap has only continued to grow in the last 10 years, and is not expected to improve.
The 10 year survival rate for melanoma caught in stage 1 is about 95% and even higher if caught in situ.
The 10 year survival rate for melanoma caught in stage 2 is only 67%. It continues to drop quickly if the tumor is allowed to progress, reaching only 14% by stage 4.
The amount spent treating skin cancers each year. Most of this cost is for cancers that were caught late. If caught early, average treatment costs are only around 2k.