Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month is a chance for communities, health professionals, and families to work together to prevent this cancer or detect it early on.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like skin cancer.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- 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.
This May, spread the word about how to prevent skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.