Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. The good news is that skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. This May, help spread the word about strategies to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances including, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like melanoma.
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Share this information about preventing skin cancer
- Add information about skin cancer prevention to your newsletter
- Tweet about Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
- Host a community event where families can learn how to prevent skin cancer
- Add this Web badge to your website
By raising awareness about skin cancer, communities, organizations, and health professionals can take action toward prevention.