Melanoma Monday: Survey Shows Nearly Half Don’t Know How To Spot Skin Cancer Signs
Would you know how to spot skin cancer on your body?
A new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology finds that only about half of U.S. adults (53 percent) know how to look for skin cancer signs. The survey results are released in conjunction with Melanoma Monday, the AAD’s day of awareness for early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers.
“Unlike other types of cancer that can’t be seen by the naked eye, skin cancer shows obvious signs on the surface of the skin that can be easily detected by properly examining it,” AAD president Dr. Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, said in a statement.
The survey also showed that 74 percent of people didn’t know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and 30 percent were unaware or weren’t sure about how easy it is to treat skin cancer if it’s
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