Skin cancer a higher risk with “gingers” but now researchers know why. Read more: http://ow.ly/2wKq302cDxw
Skin Care Awareness Month with focus on Melanoma: http://ow.ly/4nngGC
Dermatologists recommend performing regular self-exams and looking for the following:
A is for Asymmetry: One half doesn’t match the other.
B is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
C is for Color that varies from one area to another.
D is for Diameter: Melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E is for Evolving: Look for a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
Melanoma May around the corner. Encourage your friend to get their changing spot checked out. http://ow.ly/LUG66
Tanorexia? Studies underway on the addictive nature of tanning http://ow.ly/LI6ZC
In U.S., 5 million new skin cancer treatments a year; greater than new lung, breast, prostate and colon cancers COMBINED. #WorldCancerDay
Young Adults: be kind to your future self. Don’t just DEAL WITH skin cancer after you have it. http://ow.ly/HcSQg