Throughout the month of May, people are encouraged to do their part to raise awareness about skin cancer. Avoiding too much sun, covering up, and using sunscreen is the key to preventing skin cancer. Early detection is important too. When skin cancer is caught early, it is usually treatable. Join the SCI in celebrating the month of May by protecting and checking your skin!
Key Dates for the Month of May
Melanoma Monday-First Monday of the month
The aim of Melanoma Monday is to raise awareness about this deadly disease. Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that when left untreated can spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma can be deadly if it is not found and treated in the early stages. Learn more here!
Don’t Fry Day- Friday before Memorial Day
To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun and tanning beds, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. 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
Links for more information:
- 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.