U.S. Skin Cancer Costs Rise From 2002 Through 2011

November 11, 2014 10:55 AM

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Atlanta, GA--(ENEWSPF)--November 10, 2014. The costs associated with skin cancer increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011, according to a CDC study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The average annual cost for skin cancer treatment increased from $3.6 billion during 2002-2006, to $8.1 billion during 2007-2011, an increase in costs of 126 percent. The average annual cost for treatment of all other cancers increased by 25 percent during the same time period.

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