But probably the single most important thing you should know is that the survival rate for folks with melanoma hits 98% if it’s detected and treated early on. In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, we’re here to tell you to get your butts to a derm, stat.
Here are a few resources worth checking out.
- AAD makes it easy to search for a free skin cancer screening near you.
- Or let the screening bus come to you. Find out if the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy 38-foot tour RV is coming through your town.
- If you’re in the New York City area, nonprofit Mollie’s Fund lists screening locations for the month of May.
- Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, also operates a screening bus called the Mole Patrol in the state of Florida.
OK, who’s making a skin-check appointment today?
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