May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and sadly this cancer is on the rise. Melanoma is a potentially fatal disease that is largely preventable. The number of American diagnosed annually has increase of 30 percent in the past 10 years.
Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. When spending time outdoors, staying in the shade, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt, and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher — can lower your chances of getting skin cancer and protect against signs of sun damage such as wrinkles and age spots.
Schedule a whole body skin exam for skin cancer screening. Contact our Davenport office at 863-420-8384 for an appointment today.