The Weekly: How to protect yourself from skin cancer, Cancer Moonshot updates and more

Published on May 13, 2022

Feature Story

Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types. Here’s what to know and how to protect yourself

WEDNESDAY, May 11 (The Houston Chronicle) — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with an estimated 5 million cases diagnosed every year in the U.S. It’s also one of the most preventable and treatable if you’re proactive at protecting yourself.

It’s important to identify skin cancer as soon as possible, because even the most dangerous type, melanoma, is highly treatable early on. Melanoma has an estimated five-year survival rate of 99 percent if it’s detected before it can spread to other parts of the body, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Foundation News

Don’t miss out: 2022 Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop is next week!

It’s not too late to register for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Advocacy Workshop. Join us virtually from 1 – 4:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 19 as we aim to answer the question: What unique barriers does the LGBTQ+ community face when accessing the health care system?

Hear from patient advocacy organizations and LGBTQ+ community and health experts as they discuss disparities in cancer risk and treatment to further understand and tackle barriers to cancer screening. View our full speaker lineup and register today.


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