May is Melanoma Awareness Month.
It's recommended to be doing regular skin checks at home to look for changes in your skin. Call it an ABCDE assessment. If you notice any of the signs and symptoms of melanoma or you have a suspicious mole or lesion, make an appointment to see your doctor. You may want to have annual skin checks with a dermatologist as well so you can catch skin cancer before it becomes life-threatening.
Skin cancer is common, and when it's caught early, most skin cancer including melanoma can be cured. If you see something on your skin, don't panic. Most skin lesions and moles are not cancerous, but it's always best to get checked out to be safe. This is why its SO important to practice safe sun habits. Applying & reapplying your spf or using protective clothing.