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Did you know May is Melanoma Awareness Month?

When it comes to Melanoma, Dr. Sapra and his staff cannot get this message across enough, “Prevention is Key!”. So, in honour of Melanoma Awareness Month, we thought it would be a good idea to utilize our latest blog post to help educate patients and readers a bit more with this key message in mind.

Prevention is Key!

Along, with the importance of prevention through sun safety, it is also important to be educated and know the ABCD’s of what to look for during your skin checks.  This is especially important considering, as you will see below, according to the Melanoma Network of Canada, Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide.  Melanoma Awareness

One thought on “Did you know May is Melanoma Awareness Month?”

  1. I still remember when I was made very aware of the real risk that skin cancer poses after doctor’s found basal cell carcinoma on my uncle’s nose. He is an avid fisherman and has spent many years on the water without taking steps to protect his skin from the rays of the sun. On the bright side of things, it wasn’t melanoma, and they had identified it early on. My uncle now makes sure to wear hats and other protective clothing in addition to sunscreen while fishing. He may have had more of an excuse for the time that he spent with out taking necessary precautions, but people growing up now really can’t claim ignorance when it comes to the harmful effects of UVA rays. It may be a pain to put on that sunscreen before hitting the beach, but it’s better than taking a gamble on melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.

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