May is skin cancer prevention and awareness month, and it is hard to underestimate how important it is to take care of your skin. Skin cancer is one of the most aggressive and widespread types of cancer, but it is also one of the most preventable.

It is essential to diagnose melanoma in its early stages when it is better able to be treated. You should perform monthly self-examinations – examining your skin in good light to do this. It is necessary to examine all areas of the body, including the palms of the soles of the hands, scalp, ears, subnail areas. The appearance of new skin spots, changes in size, shape, sensation (itching, soreness), or color are reasons to contact a specialist.

We encourage everyone to prioritize their skin wellness and take action to prevent skin cancer. Those include using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, avoiding sunbathing as no sunscreen can block 100% of the sun’s UVB rays, and seeing a dermatologist yearly. Together we can raise public awareness and promote healthy lifestyles to lower the risk of developing this condition.

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