Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That's more than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades.
The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, or to catch it early enough so that it can be treated effectively. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Much of this exposure comes from the sun, but some may come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning lamps.
Finding possible skin cancers doesn't require any x-rays or blood tests – just your eyes and a mirror. If skin cancer does develop, finding it early is the best way to ensure it can be treated effectively.
Click the link below to get information about a FREE skin cancer screening event in YOUR community:
Connect with your American Cancer Society High Plains Division Social Media networks.
The High Plains Division serves Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Guam