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Posted May 14 2009 1:07pm
Kim Raver is a celebrity endorsement for the 2009 Skin Cancer Takes Friends Program.
Each year, over 59,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States alone, according to 2007 estimates from the American Cancer Society. While melanoma exhibits an impressive 99% localized 5-year survival rate and a 91% overall 5-year survival rate, there are still over 8,000 deaths each year resulting from skin cancer, and the American Cancer Society believes that over 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer each year may be related to sun exposure.