In Florida, the risk of melanoma is higher than average
Source: Axios Miami, June 2023
As summer officially begins, please put on a wide-brimmed hat and stay in the shade, measures that can help prevent melanoma.
Why it matters: Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It can be disfiguring and fatal.
Details: In 2009, 4,805 new cases of melanoma were reported in Florida, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- In 2020, that figure jumped to 7,313.
- In 2020, 676 people died from melanoma in Florida.