#FactaDayinMay for Melanoma Awareness

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month! Follow @NCCNNews #FactaDayinMay for a new fact each day about Melanoma and Melanoma Awareness!

If you're looking for more information regarding Melanoma and its treatment, visit the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Melanoma.

 

May 1

Follow NCCN's #FactaDayinMay during #Melanoma Awareness Month for patient and caregiver info!

May 2

The skin is the largest organ of the body, consisting of two layers - dermis and epidermis. #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 3

Know your moles! Normal moles are: evenly colored tan, brown, or black; less than 1/4 in.; oval; flat or raised. #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 4

#Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer but simpleĀ  precautions can be taken on a daily basisĀ  #FactaDayinMay http://bit.ly/1m7lwMT

May 5

#Melanoma is more dangerous than other skin cancers because it is more likely to spread. #FactaDayinMay

May 6

#Melanoma may cause moles to change size, shape, or color. #FactaDayinMay

May 7

Remember the 'A' in the #ABCDE rule - Asymmetry #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 8

Remember the 'B' in the #ABCDE rule - Border Irregularity #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 9

Remember the 'C' in the #ABCDE rule - Color #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 10

Remember the 'D' in the #ABCDE rule - Diameter #Fact a DayinMay #Melanoma

May 11

Remember the 'E' in the #ABCDE rule - Evolving #FactaDayinMay #Melanoma

May 12

Once you learn how to check your skin, set reminders for regular skin checks! #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 13

Staying in the shade is the best way to avoid UV light when outdoors. #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 14

Fair skin is less protective against UV radiation. Other #melanoma risk factors: red/blonde hair, blue/green eyes, and skin that freckles easily.#FactaDayinMay

May 15

#Melanoma often occurs on parts of the body exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. #FactaDayinMay

May 16

Severe sunburns with blisters, especially in youth, increase the risk of #melanoma. #FactaDayinMay

May 17

Protecting your skin and your children's skin is one of the most important ways to prevent #melanoma. #FactaDayinMay

May 18

You have a higher risk of developing #melanoma if a blood relative has been diagnosed. #FactaDayinMay

May 19

Broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher should be worn every day because UV light is always present. #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 20

#Melanoma can form in the eyes, nose, mouth, genetalia, and internal organs. #FactaDayinMay

May 21

Getting a 'base tan' will not prevent sunburn or limit UV exposure. #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 22

There are four types of #melanoma with unique features including color, shape, location, and growth pattern. #FactaDayforMay

May 23

Superficial Spreading #Melanoma is the most common form and normally occurs in skin exposed to sunlight. #FactaDayinMay

May 24

Nodular #Melanoma grows deep in the skin more quickly than other types and looks like a dome-shaped bump. #FactaDayinMay

May 25

Lentigo Maligna #Melanoma is the slowest growing type of melanoma and often occurs on the face or arms of older adults. #FactaDayinMay

May 26

Acral Lentiginous #Melanoma is the least common form of melanoma and often occurs on hands, feet, and fingernails. #FactaDayinMay

May 27

#Melanoma skin tumors are brown or black because the tumor cells contain melanin, which gives color to the skin. #FactaDayinMay

May 28

Know your skin--change is important! Any changes in moles should be brought to a doctor's attention! #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 29

According to @Sun_Safety, UV exposure is at its greatest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. #Melanoma #FactaDayinMay

May 30

Most people can be cured if #melanoma is found early. #FactaDayinMay

May 31

There are many advocacy groups dedicated to patients diagnosed with #melanoma. Visit NCCN Patient and Caregiver Resources for more information. #FactaDayinMay