The U.S. has half as many dermatologists as it would need to effectively treat most skin ailments. This gap has only continued to grow in the last 10 years.
The 10 year survival rate for melanoma caught in stage 1 is about 95% -- this rate is 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, falling to only 14% by stage 4.
...is the amount spent treating skin cancer each year. Most of this cost is for cancers that were caught late. If caught early, average treatment costs are only around 2k.