Skin Cancer Prevention & Protection
Millions of Americans may not be aware of the threat of skin cancer, including, for example, young women who frequently visit indoor tanning salons and older men who regularly hit the golf course without sunscreen or protective clothing. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer affecting more than two million people are diagnosed each year. The good news is that most types of this cancer are preventable and treatable when caught at an early stage.
It’s easy to become complacent about things, even if it’s something that could ultimately threaten your health and well-being. That’s why we at the American Academy of Dermatology come out swinging against skin cancer every day. On the first Monday in May, we dial it up a few notches and remind everyone that it is “Melanoma Monday,” and we work with the media to help educate the public about skin cancer risks and what they can do to prevent it. (Our friends at The Dr. Oz Show have been great in supporting this effort.)