Today, is Melanoma Monday. What the hec does that mean?! It means that its Melanoma Awareness day. A very important day to spread awareness about skin cancer, a type of cancer that is close to my heart! A year and a half ago, my sister was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma…went through a year of Interferon Treatment and is totally going STRONG. She is a TOTAL ROCKSTAR!!!!! She is one strong kickass lady…I tell ya what! 🙂
I have become very diligent with sun protection, getting my skin checked every 6 months, and spreading the word and hoping for a cure. I hope you will join me in this fight for a cure!Here are some quick facts on Melanoma/Skin Cancer:
(The American Academy of Dermatology is coordinating this national effort to raise awareness of skin cancer.)
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
- Current estimates are that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.
- Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds.
Today, I want you to be aware. Pay attention to your skin. Go to the dermatologist for skin checks. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and protect your skin. Spread the word. Hope for a cure. And please, for the love of god…DO NOT GO IN THE TANNING BEDS, it’s not worth it!!!!!