Today, the risk of developing skin cancer is 1/1001. Longer holidays, the quest for ever sunnier destinations, outdoor activities and artificial tanning all help explain this increase in the number of skin cancers.
One in three diagnosed cancers is a skin cancer. Worldwide, between two and three million non-melanocytic skin cancers and 132,000 malignant melanomas are diagnosed each year1. In the United States, one in five Americans will suffer from skin cancer in their lifetime2 while in Europe, skin cancer is rising by 5 to 7% a year3. However, the earlier it is detected the greater the chances of it being cured. Indeed, 90% of skin cancers are curable if treated in time.
La Roche-Posay laboratory has made skin cancer prevention a priority. As the preferred partner of dermatologists all over the world, we are now in a stronger position than ever to help promote early detection.