Did You Know?

May 10, 2017

Check out some facts that you may or may not know about skin cancer.

Did you know… May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month!

 

Did you know… the American Academy of Dermatology has been conducting free skin-cancer screenings since President Reagan was had an operation to remove basal cell carcinoma on his nose in 1985 and shared with the public, “Stay out of the sun!”

 

Did you know… there will be 5.4 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed this year, outweighing all other types of cancer combined, according to the American Cancer Society.

 

Did you know… today, according to the AAD, 43 states and 11 nations have at least some restrictions on minors using indoor tanning beds.

 

Did you know…Stanford researchers trained a computer algorithm to diagnose skin cancer lesions as accurately as a doctor, as published recently in Nature.

 

Did you know… musician Bob Marley died at age 36 of acral lentiginous melanoma, a form of skin cancer which is particularly aggressive, frequently misdiagnosed, and the most common type found in darker-skinned people.

 

Did you know… lawmakers in some states are presenting legislation to allow sunscreen to be used in school without doctors’ or parents’ notes. In many places, sunscreen is classified as a drug product that can only be used with a prescription, a rule that has led to children being badly sunburned at school outings.