Melanoma Monday

Stories from Melanoma Survivors

On Melanoma Monday, we reflect on the personal stories shared by melanoma survivors and are moved to help drive awareness throughout our community.

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Video from the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

It’s a good idea to examine your skin head-to-toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions. Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be completely cured.  Remember to check for the ABCDEs of melanoma on any suspicious-looking moles or spots: Asymmetry, uneven Borders, inconsistent Color, a Diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser and Evolution or change in size, shape, color or elevation.

Melanoma Monday

Resources and more information available from:

Skin Cancer Foundation

Faces of Skin Cancer

Melanoma Research Foundation

One Comment

  1. Thomas

    Make sure to check your friends and loved ones for any suspicious changes in appearance. 7 years ago, a friend spotted a change in a mole on my back that turned out to be melanoma. I would have never seen it myself. It quite possibly saved my life since it was already Stage 2.

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