National Melanoma Awareness Month on CancerConnect

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of melanoma educational programs for national melanoma awareness month. As the month of May brings melanoma into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated melanoma information throughout the year.

According to statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS), melanoma accounts for less than 2% of new skin cancer cases, but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. The ACS estimates that in 2015 there will be approximately 73,780 new cases in the United States and almost 9,940 deaths related to melanoma.[1]

The death rate associated with melanoma has been on the incline for the last 30 years and is one of the most common cancers of young adults (especially young women). Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing melanoma and of detecting disease in its early, most treatable stages. And, should a diagnosis occur, access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you get the best care.

LEARNING MORE ABOUT MELANOMA

Knowledge is power. Are you facing a new diagnosis, recurrence, living with metastatic disease, or supporting a loved one through their cancer journey?

  • Sign up for monthly newsletters on melanoma here.
  • Get the facts about melanoma here.
  • Join ongoing discussions with other individuals affected by melanoma in the CancerConnect private online melanoma support group here.

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Melanoma Online Support Group

Reference:

[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2015. Available at http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf. Accessed April 21, 2015.

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