melanoma Utah Leads US In Melanoma Cancer. Four Things To Know For Summer By Erik Neumann • May 27, 2019 Yobro10 via Istock Sun in the winter and summer can be a blast in Utah. Bluebird skiing in the Wasatch and hot days in Southern Utah’s red rock canyons. But a major downside to all that sun? Utah ranks first in the nation for rates of melanoma skin cancer. Utah Has The Country's Highest Rate Of Melanoma By Nicole Nixon • Oct 17, 2017 istock / damiangretka Listen Listening... / 0:58 Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show that Utah has twice as many cases of melanoma skin cancer as the national average. Utah Leads U.S. in Melanoma Rates, Health Officials Issue Call to Action By Andrea Smardon • Jul 29, 2014 courtesy University of Utah Health Care The US Surgeon General issued a call to action Tuesday to prevent skin cancer. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country, and Utah has a higher rate of melanoma than any other state.