Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

Melanoma Monday raising awareness about dangers of skin cancer

Melanoma Monday raising awareness about dangers of skin cancer

"Just think about it as your protection, it's like your seat belt, you put your seat belt on every time you get in the vehicle, every time you get up in the morning, you put your sunscreen on", said Dr. Esta Kronberg, dermatologist. These can either turn into cancers or be cancer when they start. S. #210, Edina and on Monday, May 21, from 5:30 to 8 Minnesota Oncology Maplewood Cancer Center, 1580 Beam Ave., Maplewood. If you are going to be in the sun, wear hats, sunglasses and sun protective clothing. She and her mom promise to be handing out sunscreen. It's important to protect your skin, check your skin, and know your risks.

A "How to Be a Skin Cancer Hero" infographic containing tips on how to spot the signs of skin cancer on yourself and your partner.

As the summer approaches, the medical community reminds people to be cautious with sun safety and tanning in general. Free food and skin care samples will also be provided. If a person works outdoors, he or she should get checked by age 30.

"I've been there at the bedside when people are dying and I've been there when they died".

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- Skin cancer affects one in five Americans. "You can do that and, as hard as it is, I feel it's kind of the last gift you can give them", she said, adding that she's lost many friends and her partner, Peter Ritcey, to cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, over 91,000 new melanoma cases are estimated to be diagnosed this year.

Melanoma is the most unsafe form; it accounts for just one percent of skin cancer cases, but the majority of deaths.

The cause has been linked to overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and artificial tanning beds. It is estimated that this year the US will see roughly 91,000 new cases of melanoma, resulting in about 9,000 deaths.

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