On May 20th, to commemorate May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month and to kick off Memorial Day weekend and a summer of safe sun, your message and everyone else’s message will be sent loud and clear to stop melanoma through prevention and research.
Wear sunscreen daily. You won't only protect your skin, but your life! Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer – and one of the most common cancers among women under 40.
"Regular skin checks can save lives by detecting melanoma and other skin cancers at their earliest stages when they are most likely to be cured. Take the Ipreo Debtdomain SkinSkin Check Pledge today and support MRA while taking action against this disease!"
But the Thunderclap will not be heard unless we reach our goal of supporters, so please join us, wear sunscreen and share this message with your social network! Do it. It’s THAT Worth It."
"Melanoma is a cancer of pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Most melanomas originate from the skin, though they can also arise from other parts of the body containing melanocytes...."
"Melanoma of the skin is one of the most common cancers in the United States - among the top 10 causes of new cancer cases. While the overall five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with melanoma is high at 92 percent compared to 66 percent for all other cancers, the survival rate decreases dramatically once melanoma spreads to other parts of the body. Very early stage (localized, Stage 0 or I) melanoma is greater than 90 percent curable with surgery, while patients with disseminated Stage IV melanoma have a median life expectancy of less than one year." READ MORE and see a couple picutes of Moles HERE.
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From 1970 to 2009, melanoma rates shot up 706 percent among young women ages 18 to 39, and 2,333 percent among women 40 to 60. "It's an epidemic like increase," says study author Jerry D. Brewer, M.D. "Tanning beds play a major role. The increase for someone in her 40s may also correlate with burns from 10 to 20 years ago, when people were more likely to use tanning oil than sunscreen," he says.
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Now Grab your morning cup and catch up on the melanoma news for this week [6.21.14]!
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