May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month and the first Monday of each May is Melanoma Monday. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, with early detection, this disease can be cured.
Key Dates for the Month of May 2013
May 6th - Start of Melanoma Mondays
One person dies of melanoma almost every hour. Please learn what to look for and check your signs for skin cancer. Early detection is key to survival of this deadly form of skin cancer. Learn more here!
May 24th - "Don’t Fry Day"
The Friday before Memorial Day, the SCI is joining with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to encourage Americans to participate in this national sun safety day and pledge to enjoy the outdoors safely by protecting against overexposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays. Learn more here!
Read more about skin cancer detection and prevention in the following links:
- New FDA Sunscreen Regulations
- ACE Plan - Save Your Skin from the Harmful Effects of the Sun!!!
- Sunless Tanning Options
- FAQs of Sun Protection
- Other Resources
- How to get the most out of your sunscreen
- Solutions to the most common sunscreen concerns
- Skin Cancer in Arizona
- Skin Cancer Screening and Early Detection
- Sun Protection
- Videos on Skin Cancer
For more information about skin cancer or to find out how you or your organization can work with the Skin Cancer Institute to increase skin cancer awareness, please contact us at 1-888-724-2749.