Posts tagged “Melanoma Monday”

Today is Melanoma Monday - May is Melanoma Awareness Month

by Jane Ashley

Spring is here, and all of us are ready for warmer weather and sunshine. But wait just a minute. While we need sunshine for Vitamin D production, too much sun is linked to melanoma and other skin cancers. Moderation and liberal use of sunscreen help protect us from skin damage by the sun.



What is melanoma?

Our skin is considered an organ of our body. It is the largest organ and serves several purposes:
• Protects against infection and injury
• Helps...

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"Melanoma Monday" - Check Yourself, Check Your Partner

by GregP_WN

May is designated as National Melanoma Month. Included in that designation is National Melanoma Monday, which is the first Monday in May. The American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer.

Melanoma Monday

People who are unaware of the dangers of skin cancer will often say things like, "at least it's just skin cancer", or "that's one of the good kinds of cancer, right"? They are not aware that on average, one person dies every hour from melanoma, or that early...

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