Skin Cancer Awareness Month, RePin To Stop Skin Cancer

[ 119 ] May 19, 2012 |

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Summer is right around the corner so it’s no surprise that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The focus of the campaign is to highlight prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer.  In the US, each year, two million people  are diagnosed with nonmelanoma skin cancers (mostly basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas).  These cancers, while highly treatable, can lead to disfigurement when left untreated.  The most deadly form of skin cancer is Malignant melanoma with 57,000 diagnosed and 9000 deaths from the disease in 2008.  This figure continues to rise.

RePin to Stop Skin Cancer

Each year, a  blogger I try to post about the Skin Cancer Awareness cause in May. As Blog readers and Bloggers, I am asking you to do your part to Stop Skin Cancer.  You can protect yourself by avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun and staying out of tanning beds.  When you must be in the sun, cover up, wear and reapply sunscreen, and don’t forget your hat.  You can help protect others by Repinning (to Pinterest)  any or ALL of the following Skin Cancer Quotes to increase awareness as we roll into the summer months.

If you need a Pinterest invite just leave your email in the comments below.  We’ll get you one right away.  If you are a blogger and would like me to design a Skin Cancer Awareness Pin/Quote for your blog, just send me the quote and I will gladly put you one together so you can increase awareness from your blog!!

 

Pale is the New Tan Melanoma Awareness

States Melanoma Awareness

Ban Tanning beds Minors

UV Exposure Melanoma Awareness Month

 

Now give this post a Thumbs up on Stumble Upon, so that people all over the internet can get this important message!

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  1. rachel mullins says:

    i like the “pale is the new tan”

  2. Elizabeth Becky Young says:

    i wanted to pin it but i dont know how if there is no “pin it” button :-(

  3. Thank you for the important reminders. My father died of melanoma so I am passionate about spreading the word and helping others become more aware of the dangers of sun exposure, etc. I also live “at the shore” so the reminders are also good for me!

  4. Great information and very important reminders about skin cancer. It’s very hard to resist the pressure to be tan, and I say that as someone who pretty darn pale. :) One technical issue: the box for sharing on stumble upon, FB, etc. blocks part of the text on my screen — very frustrating!

  5. Isn’t it ironic that the worst times for being in the sun are exactly the times most people are laying around on the beach and by the pool?
    This is a great article in regards to the dangers of tanning beds and tanning in general, and I agree, anyone under the age of 18 has absolutely NO place in a tanning bed!

  6. Thanks for the reminder. Even those who don’t tan need to know about protecting themselves.

    When I was getting my degree (in midlife) I was waiting for class to begin when one of my eyes started to sting. The sunscreen had somehow made it in there (it happens). A classmate asked why I was blinking and wiping tears off my cheek. Sunscreen, I explained.

    She snorted. “Who wears SUNSCREEN in the winter?”

    “Anyone who’s had skin cancer,” I replied.

    She apologized, but when I told her she ought to think at least about buying a moisturizer with sunscreen in it she dismissed the idea immediately. She likes the sun, she said, and she likes being tan.

    I was the same way at her age. Unfortunately.

  7. So glad that Vermont bans those under 18!

  8. Michelle C says:

    I pinned this on Pinterest

  9. Kimberly Davis says:

    How do you pin?

    • If you have the pin it bar in your browser you can use that or your can put the URL into Pinterest. I have tried embeding Pinterest button on my site and it doesn’t work! Sorry.

  10. Mary Dailey says:

    You have to do it the hard way! LOL Save a copy of one of the pics and copy the url to this post and then pin to Pinterest and then come back to the giveaway.

    • Actally no, you can just put the pinit button on your toolbar in chrome or firefox. They you can pin on any site! Very cool and easy

      • Mary Dailey says:

        Shelley, thank you so much for telling me. I have Firefox and it took me some time to figure it all out, but I bookmarked it and it WORKS! I don’t know how many times I’ve needed it! Thanks!

  11. Debbie Moon says:

    Pinned…pinterest.com/pin/182606959862422501/

  12. I have had skin cancer three times. I have ruined my skin. Being fair with little pigmentation, I just fried in the sun in the 60′s. We never used sun screen, just reflectors and baby oil! At best, I put on sun tanning lotion. Who knew? My mother would tell me to “burn in the sun” if my skin broke out. It is pitiful.

    At least one of my children knows better. He uses sun screen religiously. Still working on my daughter, an ardent tanner. She hasen’t learned.

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