Did you know May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month?

If you have read my previous posts, you will learn that I am a recent survivor to Melanoma Skin Cancer.  I had a freckle that appeared about 4 years ago and each year became darker until I finally decided to have it removed, along with the suggestion of my dermatologist.  I am cancer free but need to continue to visit the doctor every month for at least the next 2 years.  With a large scar across my forehead I have had many people ask, "What happened to your forehead?"  They are not expecting to hear, "I had melanoma skin cancer..."  So let my skin cancer be a lesson to all of you.  Please check yourself monthly & see a dermatologist every year, as well as wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). Do not take this lightly as it is the #1 Cancer in the US. 

I thought the Today Show ran a great piece on skin cancer this morning so I wanted to share:

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