Melanoma kills one person every hour in the United States. It is the fifth most common cancer among men and the seventh among women, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But if detected early, it is 98 percent curable.
To raise awareness of melanoma and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday. Please do your part and join us in the fight against skin cancer.
One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, but here’s the good news: 90 percent of skin cancer cases are 100 percent curable if detected in time. Education, early detection and proper skin protection—they all play a part in the fight against this deadly disease.