Archive of ‘Melanoma’ category

ABCDEFG’s of Melanoma

Did you know that the number of Americans with skin cancer in the past three decades eclipse the number of ALL other cancers combined.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year and melanoma is the deadliest form of the disease, with 9,000 people dying each year.

What’s crazy is that this is a highly preventable disease.

Earlier this month the, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned that there is an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak said our government and public insititutions need to do more to educate people about the dangers of melanoma. What do you think? We think #ittakesavillage

Here’s a simple ABCDEFG alphabet of things to look out for: