Monday, May 2 is Melanoma Monday and it is the start of free skin cancer screenings throughout the month of May. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It not only can be found on your skin, but also inside your mouth, nose and eyes.
Know the ABCDE’s of skin cancer.
A = Asymmetry – One half is unlike the other half.
B = Border – An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
C = Color – Is varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red or blue.
D = Diameter – Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E = Evolving – A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
During the month of May in Colorado, you can receive free SPOTme Skin Cancer Screenings with these medical providers.
May 7 – Peak Vista Health Center in Colorado Springs. Call 719-632-5700
May 7 – Lutheran Medical Center Campus in Wheat Ridge. Call 303-403-3608
May 11 – Mountain Dermatology Specialists in Edwards. Call 970-926-1800
May 16 – Dorcy Cancer Center/St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. Call 719-557-4548