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  1. 1 in 75. The incidence of melanoma is increasing at a rate greater than any other cancer in the United States. In 1935, the lifetime risk for developing melanoma in the United States was 1 in 1500. In 1960, the risk was 1 in 600. Currently, it is 1 in 75. Increased recreational sun exposure is speculated to be part of the reason for the dramatic rise in the incidence of melanoma.

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