While melanoma is a scary form of cancer, it can be treated and cured if caught early enough.
MANITOWOC, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
This year, Melanoma Monday is May 4th. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about skin cancer, including one of its most serious forms, melanoma. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. One person dies of melanoma every hour, but this statistic can be prevented with early detection. Monday, May 4th, starts a month long campaign for the awareness of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology are helping to spread awareness of the deadly disease by educating the general public about both prevention and early detection.
“While melanoma is a scary form of cancer, it can be treated and cured if caught early enough,” said Kenneth Katz, MD, dermatologist and founder of Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology.
In an effort to improve these numbers, Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology encourages everyone to regularly perform self-exams and schedule yearly skin exams. In addition, wearing orange on Monday, May 4, and getting screened for skin cancer, will help support the Academy of Dermatology’s vision of a world without skin cancer.
"Protecting your skin from sun damage using sunscreen, and being aware of any suspicious or changing moles, are the first steps in preventing melanoma," said Dr. Katz.
Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology support Melanoma Monday and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. With a total of 54 dermatology clinics throughout the Midwest, in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio, both are cutting edge dermatology practices with the latest advancement in detecting skin cancer. All locations provide skin exams and skin cancer screenings. For more information call 855-337-6947 or 855-535-7175.
About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin/Forefront Dermatology
Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin is a leading provider of medical dermatology services with clinics throughout Wisconsin. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin also operates as Forefront Dermatology with locations in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin provides patients with more than 30 years of experience and a team of skilled dermatologists to diagnose and treat all conditions of the skin, hair and nails. To learn more visit http://www.dermwisconsin.com or call (855) 337-6947.