You are so right!! Prevention if the key!

We were educating at the Jones Beach Air Show this Memorial Day weekend – three separate individuals came to our booth and thanked us for advising them last year to have a full body check. They had never been to a dermatologist, nor did they have a concern. Our message is always the same – if you haven’t had a body check – GO! Melanoma in situ was found on each of them. One woman had two melanomas on her back!! We have got to continue with education regarding uv protection early in life as well as early detection if we are going to make a dent in this disease. Our daughter, not a sun person, had two sunburns in her youth, melanoma was diagnosed at 29 y/o and died 5 1/2 months later. The first in the family to have skin cancer.