Did you know that May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month? It’s true! Here at The Savin Center in New Haven, CT, we’re doing our part by bringing attention to this often overlooked form of cancer. Below are some important statistics, courtesy of SkinCancer.org.
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.
- Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
- 1 in 70 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during their lifetime.
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old.
Here at The Savin Center in New Haven, we recommend yearly skin cancer screenings for all adults – and perhaps even more frequently if you’ve already been diagnosed with a skin cancer growth in the past.
Have you noticed a new growth, or an existing growth changing? Our website has a variety of online resources to help identify skin cancer, whether it is basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma.
We’ve also compiled frequently asked questions, as well as what you can do to prevent skin cancer. http://savincenter.com/medical-dermatology/skin-cancer-treatment/.
To learn more, or to schedule your skin cancer screening, call 203.200.7038.