May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 2, 2013 News

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Help us spread the word and encourage others to prevent and detect skin cancer!

Please join Fort Collins Skin Clinic and the American Academy of Dermatology in painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness on Monday, May 6 – Melanoma Monday®.

It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Numbers like that make a world without skin cancer seem to be an impossible goal. But it is in our reach. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent. Yet, sadly, one American dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, almost every hour.

How you can participate in SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday® (Monday, May 6):

If you’d like to promote SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday® to your family, friends and co-workers, visit www.SpotSkinCancer.org/SPOTOrange for resources. The site also offers a downloadable body mole map for tracking changes in your skin, a search tool to find free skin cancer screenings in your area and SPOT products.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you will help put a spotlight on skin cancer.

Sincerely,

The Providers and Staff at Fort Collins Skin Clinic