“We encourage all of you to come out and get your skin checked at any one of our four offices. It’s simple; it’s easy; it’s free and it’s fast.”– Dr. David Adams
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know 1 in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime? If caught in the early stages, melanoma is entirely treatable, but it does spread quickly. Early detection and immediate treatment is vital to survival.
In an effort to encourage annual skin checks and melanoma awareness, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday of May as Melanoma Monday. Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology will be offering FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS for the community on Monday, May 6th from 1:00-4:00pm. Stop by one of our four locations in in Miramar Beach/Destin, Niceville/Bluewater Bay, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City Beach office locations to see one of our board-certified dermatologists.
Did you know…
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
• Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in females ages 15-29.
• Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.
• Having 5 or more blistering sunburns early in life increases your melanoma risk by 80%.
During Skin cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is recognizing Skin Cancer Heroes – patients and survivors, the friends and loved ones who have helped support them, and the board-certified dermatologists who have detected and treated their skin cancer. The AAD encourages you to be your own Skin Cancer Hero by taking steps to prevent skin cancer and detect it early, when it’s most treatable.