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Melanoma Monday!

To raise awareness of melanoma the American Academy of Dermatology designated today as Melanoma Monday!

On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2014, it is estimated that 9,710 deaths will be attributed to melanoma.

Melanoma is the most common cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.

When caught early, skin cancer – including melanoma – is highly treatable. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.

Take a look at the below links to learn how to do a skin self exam and also find out how much you know, or don’t know about skin cancer.


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