As the deadliest form of skin cancer and one that is increasing rapidly among millennials, the face of melanoma may be more familiar than you think. Don’t wait until it’s too late—be proactive about checking your skin and listening to your body. Here’s how:
- #GETNAKED and check your skin for new or changing spots. You know what your “normal” is. Use the self-screening guide below (also available here) to perform monthly skin checks on yourself and if you see something funny or different, make an appointment with a dermatologist.
- Talk to others. Melanoma isn’t shy so you shouldn’t be either. Anyone can get melanoma, no matter their age, gender or race. Take the #GETNAKED pledge and ask the people you care about to take the pledge with you.
– S A D Y E E V Y N R E I S H
SOURCE: The Melanoma Research Foundation started #GETNAKED as an early detection campaign designed to raise awareness about melanoma and the importance of being proactive—instead of reactive—about your health. Catching melanoma early can save your life.
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