State Skin Cancer Rates Higher Than Normal

posted by John Baibak - 

Diagnoses of skin cancers are higher  in Massachusetts than the national average and tied for sixth highest in  the country.  

Skin cancers are diagnosed at a rate of four-point-three  percent nationally, compared to five-percent in the Commonwealth.  

The  findings of the "Health of America" report from Blue Cross Blue Shield,  are based on medical claims data.    

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