What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It is also one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide. In Canada alone, approximately 5,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year.
The main cause of melanoma is excessive exposure to UV radiation. Thus, melanoma can be prevented by taking simple protective measures against the sun’s radiation and by avoiding tanning beds. If detected early, the survival rate for melanoma is high.
How Do We Fight It?
Melanoma can be prevented. And when spotted early, it can be treated. But these measures depend on every Canadian knowing how to protect, and check, themselves. In other words, awareness is the key.
Thankfully, there are already a number of organizations working to spread the word about melanoma, both in Canada and abroad. A combined effort will allow us to make sure that as many people as possible know the facts about melanoma…and as few as possible have to experience it.
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