Because you have been diagnosed with skin cancer. Because someone you know or love has been or will be diagnosed with skin cancer. Because 1 in 5 people will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer annually. Because early detection of skin cancer can drastically increase the success of a patient’s treatment and recovery. Because this year, more people will be diagnosed with skin cancer than any other form of cancer.
Knowledge is Key
Protect your health and the health of others by learning how to spot changes in the skin. Examine your skin on a monthly basis to identify potential problem spots before they develop further. Once you know, you can speak openly with friends and family members regarding areas of the skin you feel are suspicious based on some simple techniques and clues.
Educate those you care about in the proper ways to examine their skin monthly, and which changes may not be normal.┬á Encourage them to be diligent—it could save their lives. If an area of skin looks suspicious, consult your physician immediately.
We are told it is not polite to point at people, but when you point at a suspicious spot, you could be saving a life. As you become more educated on skin cancer prevention and monthly inspection techniques, you have an opportunity to become a Spotter and help drive down the number of people who are diagnosed with skin cancer.