Each year on the first Monday in May, awareness is raised about skin cancer in hopes of reducing melanoma diagnosis.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Melanoma Monday is all about spreading the word about skin health, sun safety, tanning prevention, and skin cancer screenings.
While melanoma and other skin cancers are not 100% preventable, there are ways to reduce your risk.
Dr. Sam Reck, MD recommends full spectrum sunscreen.
He says it is imperative to reapply sunscreen often if you’re going to be out in the sun for any amount of time in direct sunlight. That includes playing sporting events, mowing the yard or sitting outside for relaxation.
Dr. Reck is on a mission to provide resources and information to bring awareness to melanoma, and hopefully reduce the number of melanoma diagnosis.