May is one of the best months of the year – the days get longer, the flowers are blooming, temperatures are increasing, and the skies are finally sunny. If you are like most people, you begin planning for summer fun in the sun during the month of May. This makes May the perfect month for a refresher on Skin Cancer Awareness.
Skin Cancer Awareness Month is a time when skin care professionals and everyday people all over the United States recognize the dangers of skin cancer, and take steps to prevent it. Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Doctors diagnose more than 9,500 people with skin cancer every day, and more than two people die from the disease every hour.