More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in more than two million people in the United States this year. The deadliest type of skin cancer – melanoma – is estimated to kill more than 9100 people this year. That means one American dies from melanoma every hour!
Fortunately, most skin cancers, including melanoma, can be cured if detected early. In fact, studies show that the five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98% – making early detection essential.
That’s why Totally Fit 4 Life is teaming up with Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center to host a FREE skin cancer screening event for the public Saturday, May 3rd from 11am to 3pm at the Denver, NC office. This screening event is part of the American Academy of Dermatology SPOT Skin Cancer initiative. The screening program has provided more than 2.2 million screenings since its inception in 1985. This program offers the opportunity for dermatologists to educate the public about skin cancer prevention and early detection while saving lives by finding skin cancers in their earliest, most treatable stages.
Our skin cancer screening is a visual, non-invasive exam that only takes a few minutes, yet it could save a person’s life. We hope that you will air the enclosed public service announcements as often as possible to encourage your listeners to attend the free screening and raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection.