Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, observed in May, raises awareness about skin cancer and helps people take action to prevent or detect it, both at home and in the community.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Sponsor: American Acdemy of Dermatology
To learn more, visit http://www.spotskincancer.org