Saturday, May 3, 2008

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Olay has teamed up with Dermatologists all over the country to offer free skin cancer screenings!
This is a very important issue in my family. My mom is fighting Melanoma on her face. She was just cleared by her doctor. She only has to wait a year for her next appointment. She had to have a big piece of Melanoma cancer on her face cut away. She nearly lost her right eye from it. She now has a big scar on her face and is missing part of her eyebrow. But she is alive! Thank you Jesus!
To have a free screening (even if you don't think you're at risk!) please Visit The Olay Website By Clicking Here to find the Dermatologist who is participating near you.

Did you know?

• One in 33 people will be diagnosed with
skin cancer in their lifetime.

• By the time an individual is 20 years old,
they have already exposed themselves to
80% of the sun damage they will have
during their lifetime.

• Young women between the ages of 20-29
are the fastest growing group of newly
diagnosed melanoma cancer patients.

• Sun damage makes an individual's skin
dry resulting in premature aging.

• One American dies of melanoma almost
every hour.

• 5 or more sunburns double your risk of
developing skin cancer.

• Skin cancer is visible and easy to detect.

• Skin cancer is PREVENTABLE if you protect
yourself from the sun.