Yearly Checks for Loved Ones

The Back is the Most Common Site for Melanoma

 

Prevention

Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF 30+ suncreen with assistance from a friend for the back

  • 43% of people rarely or never ask someone
  • 37% of people rarely or never apply sunscreen to their back

Seek shade and wear protective clothing for additional sun protection whenever possible

Detection

  • It has been reported that 16%  of melanomas are found by spouses
  • Only 36% of people examine their back for signs of skin cancer once a year

If you see anything changing, itching, or bleeding on your skin; make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist

Resource: American Academy of Dermatology and SPOT for Cancer has your back: #whosgotyourback 

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