The American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2017 SPOT Skin Cancer campaign is called “Check Your Partner. Check Yourself" and is encouraging women to check both their partners and themselves for signs of skin cancer.
When detected early, melanoma is highly treatable. According to AAD, "Research has shown that women are nine times more likely than men to notice melanoma on others, which means women could help save their partners' lives by helping them spot skin cancer. This is especially important for men over 50 as they have an increased risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population."
READ: Skin Screening 101
Here are the types of skin markings on the body to look for in a fun, easy way to remember we call, the ABCDE's of Melanoma.
This May, and throughout the entire summer, we encourage you to practice sun safety and schedule an annual skin exam with your dermatologist.