Posts tagged melanoma
May : Brain Tumor Awareness & Melanoma Awareness

BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH: Brain tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer (after leukemia) and the leading cause of cancer deaths among children and adolescents. Today, 3 out of every 10 childhood cancer deaths are caused by brain cancer.

MELANOMA RISK FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS: A recent study noted that childhood cancer survivors who had lived five or more years from their primary malignancy are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer compared with the general population.

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What is Melanoma Monday?

During Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) designates the first Monday of May to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer and to encourage early detection through self-exams.

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 500 children are diagnosed with pediatric melanoma each year. This accounts for about 2% of childhood cancers.

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