In an effort to raise awareness about the prevention of skin cancer, the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology is joining the American Academy of Dermatology to spread the word throughout May during Skin Cancer Awareness Month and on Monday, May 6 for Melanoma Monday®. As the days grow longer and the temperature starts to rise, we all need to be aware that extra sun exposure can be very harmful to our skin.
It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Numbers like that make a world without skin cancer seem to be an impossible goal. But it is in our reach. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent. Yet, sadly, one American dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, almost every hour.
Join us on Melanoma Monday and throughout May to spread the word about skin cancer. Stop by our office to pick up sunscreen samples and educational information about preventing and detecting skin cancer as well as to schedule your annual skin screening with one of our doctors.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share a few articles discussing ways to prevent and detect skin cancer:
- Only One Tanning Session Can Be Dangerous
- Hooked on Tanning: Why You Shouldn’t Start
- Hairstylists Spot Skin Cancer Warning Signs
- Skin Cancer and Skin of Color