Do it for Rick! Cancer Awareness

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Rick's life was cut short due to his battle with skin cancer.  Please learn from Rick's experience and take action today.  Skin cancer has a 95% cure rate when detected early.  Below is a list of warning signs to help you detect skin cancer.  If you have any moles or bumps that are questionable or appear to have changed, please make an appointment with your dermatologist today.  One in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.  Sadly, one American dies of melanoma almost every hour (every 65 minutes).  Let's do our part to keep ourselves and our family and friends healthy.

As you examine your skin, look for changes in the size, color, shape, or texture of a mark on your skin.
 Signs of skin cancer include: 
  • Sore that never fully heals   
  • Translucent growth with rolled edges
  • Brown or black streak underneath a nail
  • Cluster of slow-growing, shiny pink or red lesions 
  • Waxy-feeling scar
  • Flat or slightly depressed lesion that feels hard to the touch.
Pay special attention to moles, especially one that has recently changed, bleeds, or itches. When looking at moles, keep in mind the ABCDs of Melanoma Detection:
  • Asymmetrical (if lesion were folded in half, the two sides would not match),
  • Borders irregular,
  • Color varies, or
  • Diameter greater than 6 mm (size of a pencil eraser)
If you have never examined your skin for cancer, getting a free skin cancer screening can be helpful. During the screening, you will be checked for signs of skin cancer and taught how to examine your own skin.  Get a free skin cancer screening:

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