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Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: 11,000+ Surgeries Performed In 2017 for Malignant Skin Cancer Removal

Stay safe in the sun this summer

June 01, 2018

The arrival of sunny days and warmer temperatures means summer fun will be in full swing! But, too much sun can be dangerous. According to data gathered by the WHA Information Center, Wisconsin hospitals performed 11,566 surgeries in 2017 in Wisconsin hospitals or free-standing ambulatory surgery centers for malignant skin cancer removal.

Use sunscreen and wear a hat to help prevent overexposure. The Centers for Disease Control offers good advice for sun safety as you enjoy your summer.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.
 

This story originally appeared in the June 01, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter