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Dermatology News: “Melanoma Monday” Seeks To Increase Awareness Of Skin Cancer

From AAD: “Melanoma Monday” Seeks To Increase Awareness Of Skin Cancer.

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Healio (5/6) reports, sildenafil mind “As part of its SPOT Skin Cancer campaign, patient the” American Academy of Dermatology “is designating the day as SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday to heighten awareness of skin cancer and to motivate the public to detect early signs of the disease, according to a press release.” The group is urging the public to wear orange clothing. In the release, AAD President Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, said, “The idea behind SPOT Orange is to paint the country orange one day of the year – Melanoma Monday – to show a unified front in fighting skin cancer.”

PolitickerNJ.com (5/6) points out that “according to the” AAD, “one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer which is the most common of cancer in the United States.”

The Cumberland (MD) Times-News (5/6) discusses the SPOT Orange campaign, and points out that the AAD “encourages everyone to protect their skin by applying sunscreen, seeking shade and wearing protective clothing.”

The Fairborn (OH) Daily Herald (5/6) reports, “Melanoma Monday also kicks off Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Since 1985, AAD members have conducted more than 2.1 million free skin cancer screenings.”

Also mentioning the AAD in conjunction with Melanoma Monday or Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month are the St. Cloud (MN) Times (5/3), Tarpon Springs Patch (5/6), and Alexander City (AL) Outlook (5/5, James).

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