Today is #MelanomaMonday. The American Academy of Dermatology has designated the 1st Monday in May to kick off National Melanoma Month. This time frame focuses on sun safety, skin health, tanning prevention, and skin cancer screenings. The hope is that the resources and information shared will reduce the number of melanomas diagnosed.
Although Melanoma is less common than some other types of skin cancer, it is more likely to grow and spread. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when melanocytes start to grow out of control. Melanocytes are cells that give the skin its tan or brown color. Melanomas can develop anywhere on the skin but are more likely to start on the chest and back in men and the legs in women.
It is highly recommended to contact your doctor or cancer care team to discuss skin cancer screening. Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options and more favorable outcomes. Time is NOT on your side with Melanoma. Spread the word to your friends and loved ones. The time to get screened is NOW.
For more information on Melanoma call Beacon Advocates at 855-490-8777 and or click the link below.
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