The Most Common Type of Cancer in the United States
Over 3 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year making it the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with over 1 million Americans affected yearly. The main causes can range from the sun, sunlamps and tanning booths.
When found and treated early, skin cancer is very curable. It can also be easily prevented by seeking the shade when outdoors, using sunscreen daily, avoiding tanning beds, covering up and seeing your dermatologist yearly for a skin exam.
Help raise awareness by encouraging others to wear sunscreen, asking teachers to speak about the dangers of UV radiation and setting up skin cancer screenings by partnering with local organizations.