THE SKIN CANCER TIPPING POINT: ARE WE THERE YET?
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Unlike many other diseases, we know what causes the majority of skin cancers â€“exposure to the sunâ€™s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Despite this, skin cancer treatments ranked as the most commonly performed procedures by American Society for Dermatologic SurgeryÂ members in 2015 for the fourth year in a row â€“ confirming the growing incidence of this disease.
The numbers of new cases may be rising, but many dermatologists are cautiously optimistic that we are making slow and steady progress on all fronts and are nearing the skin cancer tipping point.