Skin Cancer Awareness Month
With more than 5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable. About 85%-90% of skin cancer cases are associated with exposure to harmful UV radiation from the sun and indoor tanning sources. By educating individuals about the importance of sun-safety and early detection, we can help to save lives!
Here are some ways you can help:
1. Get to Know the Skin You’re In!
Skin cancer is the cancer that you can see; however, it often goes undetected during the early stages of the disease. In an effort to empower individuals to get you know their skin, The Sun Bus encourages you to conduct a skin self-exam at home to check for anything new, changing, or unusual.
2. Share Your Story
Have you been affected by skin cancer? During Skin Cancer Awareness month, we welcome you to share your story on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. By doing this we can create a powerful community of sun safety warriors!
3. Raise Awareness Through Education
Check out our educational content and share with your family, friends, and colleagues. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, new content will be shared daily through social media channels. Check in with us periodically for sun safety facts, tips, and recommendations.
4. Help us Fund The Sun Bus, Colorado’s mobile skin cancer screening clinic and sun-safety education tool.
Make a donation in support of The Colorado Melanoma Foundation’s Sun Bus. Your gift funds The Sun Bus, which focuses on early detection and prevention of skin cancer.
5. Connect with Us
Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and join in on the discussion.