Melanoma Monday: Free skin cancer checks offered in Sarasota

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The organization suggests following the ABCDE rules for skin cancer detection.

In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Just Believe is donating sunscreen dispensers across Marquette County.

When you check your skin for suspicious moles, you probably look at your arms, chest, stomach, back, and legs.

"My long term goal is to give people as much information and as much protection as I can so their skin doesn't get damaged and that they can someday prevent having skin cancer", says Hill.

"It tends to occur in younger women, in areas that are often covered. on thighs or stomach or breast or buttocks", said Dr. Elizabeth Hale of NYU Langone Medical Center.

"We see skin cancer and melanoma in all skin types, but people with your coloring, fair skin, light eyes, who've spent a lot of time in the sun, are at an increased risk for sure".

Breslin estimates that she's had 50 cases of skin cancer Five of those cases have been the most deadly type of skin cancer: melanoma. That's why it's important that you get checked.

Allina Health will be offering free walk-in skin cancer screenings to at their St. Paul, Bloomington and Fridley locations.

When it comes to prevention, Dr. Kulkarni says to try and stay out of the sun when it's strongest. "There are products out there that nobody, not even you, know you're wearing", said Johnson. If you are going to be in the sun, wear hats, sunglasses and sun protective clothing.

Peterson hopes her personal story serves as both a cautionary tale and a reminder of the ongoing need for fundraisers supporting cancer research.

It is estimated one in six Canadians born in the 1990s are at risk of developing skin cancer.

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