May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month across the United States. And though it’s nice that a month has been set aside for such an initiative, we all really aught to be taking a more conscious approach to making sure we’re not suffering from such disease. Early intervention is key, and is the recipe for cure. When found early, skin cancer is a very curable entity.
The American Academy of Dermatology has coined the first Monday of May as Melanoma Monday – a day set aside solely for the awareness and education of the deadliest form of skin cancer. So here we are, quickly approaching May 4th: The first Monday in May. Be sure to set aside some time and give yourself a visual exam. Check out those moles. Make sure nothing curious has developed on your skin that you haven’t noticed before.