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Melanoma Awareness Month

Posted at 12:33 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 15:33:00-04

May is National Melanoma Awareness Month

In, 2018, over 178,000 Americans are expected to diagnosed with Melanoma. 
Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in young women ages 25-30 and the second leading cause of cancer death in women 30-35. 
In ages 15-29, melanoma is the second most commonly diagnose cancer. 
Melanoma diagnoses are increasing at epidemic rates. 
You should get your skin checked annually by a board-certified dermatologists. 
500 children are diagnosed with Melanoma each year
Nearly 90% of melanomas are thought to be caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight
You can prevent skin cancer!