Do it for Rick! Cancer Awareness
PLEASE CHECK BACK...WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE SOON!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.
- 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)
For more information about skin cancer, go to: http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/index.html
Do it for yourself...do it for Rick!