With summer finally in full swing, all of us at the Kenosha Community Health Center & Pillar Health are here to share what you need to know about Skin Cancer.
In 2022, we are expected to see approximately 197,700 cases of Melanoma. Along with this, 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, however, it is widely misunderstood. It’s assumed that because skin cancer has a very high survival rate, checking for it is a waste of time. However, the survival rate is impacted by prevention and early detection.
SO HOW DO WE FIND SKIN CANCER?
We learn our risks, and what to look for, and we take back control over our skin! Let’s start by checking our skin for the Big 3 Detectors.
New: Moles, and blemishes- especially after the age of 21
Change: In color, size, and texture. A leopard’s spots don’t change, and neither should yours!
Unusual: Outlines, continuous itchiness, pain, bleeding, or crusting.
Now that we know what to look for, we need to learn our risks and set the record straight on common misconceptions. To do that, let’s debunk some common myths about Skin Cancer!