May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Because if you haven’t heard, we’re in the time of year when you’re most likely to get a sunburn.
A new survey for it found most Americans are NOT paying close enough attention. Only 1 in 4 of us have had an annual skin cancer screening in the past 12 months.
That’s where a dermatologist checks you out head-to-toe, and looks for any scary-looking moles or other warning signs.
Most insurance companies cover part or all of your screening. So make an appointment or get a referral from your doctor, and go get checked! It could save your life.
According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. But as long as you catch it early, you’ll probably be okay.
Melanoma is the deadliest type. But when it’s caught early, the five-year survival rate is over 99%.