May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month is devoted to shining the spotlight on the most common cancer in the United States- skin cancer. It is estimated that about 9,500 people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Protecting your skin by wearing sunscreen with SPF 30, seeking shade during peak sun hours, avoiding indoor tanning beds, and getting annual skin checks is crucial for preventing skin cancer.

Did you know…
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
- More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour
- Having more than 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma
- When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99%

Give us a call at (212) 517-7900 to book your annual skin check now!
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