Today is Melanoma Monday


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It's not too late! There is still time to wear orange today to both raise awareness about skin cancer and also encourage early detection through self-exam. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) created Melanoma Monday to help get the word out about not only melanoma, but all skin cancers. Following are a few stats about skin cancer from the AAD: It's the most common cancer in the U.S.; it is estimated that one in five people will receive a diagnosis of skin cancer in their lifetime; and melanoma is the most common type of cancer in people age 25 to 29. For their SPOT Orange campaign, the AAD is asking the public to submit photos of friends, family, co-workers or even pets wearing orange in honor of Melanoma Monday. You can upload the photos here. So hurry up and get your orange on!

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