Melanoma is one of the most deadliest types of cancer. According the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 186,680 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the US in 2023.
✨Dr Rina @drrinaderm is joined by championed melanoma advocate Leah Adams. Battling melanoma herself she continues to empower others to take a proactive role in their skin health. Listen to Leah’s story on @spotify @applepodcasts
What should YOU know about melanoma:
🧴Melanoma may not be limited to the skin. Melanoma may develop on the scalp, nails, eyes, mouth and even on the bottom of your soles and on your palms.
🧴Melanoma may be found in ALL skin types.
🧴Melanoma may not always be found in sun exposed areas, such as the nails and soles of the feet.
🧴Melanoma in skin of color may be found in more advanced or later stages and in areas not exposed to the sun.
🧴Melanoma may not always present as a raised growth. Melanomas may be flat and sometimes may even mimic a sunspot.
🧴There are different types of melanoma and the depth of the melanoma is an important factor when it comes to staging the melanoma.
🧴Avoid tanning bed use
🧴Wear sunscreen DAILY (even on cloudy or overcast days)
🧴Look for a SPF of at least 30 and re-apply
🧴Wear sun protective clothing including a hat! Check out @ambernoonstyle for UPF clothing for all occasions
🧴Annual skin cancer screenings are ESSENTIAL and life-saving.
Invest in your skin health. Be proactive about your skincare. Remember— Healthy Skin is Always In ❤️😊
To learn more check out the AMAZING resources:
@skincancerorg @melanoma @melanomaaction @melanomasociety @aadskin1