Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Melanoma Monday and how to take caution

Melanoma Monday and how to take caution

"I started not being able to see out of my right eye and I was having this insane back pain all the time", Grace says.

"This is why regular skin checks by a doctor are important and it is important for you to notice anything different about your skin, too", she said.

"It can be very disfiguring".

Watch Part II of the Melanoma Awareness Series.

Sun exposure is the biggest and most preventable risk for melanoma. S. #210, Edina and on Monday, May 21, from 5:30 to 8 Minnesota Oncology Maplewood Cancer Center, 1580 Beam Ave., Maplewood.

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"Even though it doesn't seem that warm out now, it is a factor".

Wear sun-protective clothing and accessories, such as wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.

"Clothes provide more protection than sunscreen", she noted.

A "How to Be a Skin Cancer Hero" infographic containing tips on how to spot the signs of skin cancer on yourself and your partner.

"It's just to remind people about Melanoma, the use of sunscreen and being safe in the sun". Skin cancer could also be hidden in a tattoo, according to Dallas. But melanoma was the last thing on her mind when her symptoms started, by the time, she was 23.

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"I've been there at the bedside when people are dying and I've been there when they died". They add that although they are no symptoms to Melanoma, you can notice the black spots that form in a mirror.

"This is something that can be done for prevention", she said. It's the deadliest type of skin cancer, but there are some precautions you can take.

Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds.

The Midwest Cancer Alliance, in association with the University of Kansas Cancer Center, is holding its annual Melanoma Monday skin screening.

"This year, we're pleased that the billboard could go up on Melanoma Awareness Day", said Hill.

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"Just being aware of the sun", said Audrey Williams, American Cancer Society Community Development Manager.

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