Have you checked your skin lately?
According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho has one of the “highest rates of melanoma diagnoses and deaths in the U.S.” Because of this, Madison Memorial wants to help you protect your family this summer and every sunny day ahead!
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.
“Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer and if not caught early can spread to other parts of the body and can become fatal,” says the website of the IDHW. It is also the most preventable skin cancer because most cases begin with over-exposure to the sun.
The gem state is commonly known for great outdoor recreation opportunities, so preventative care to malignant melanoma is crucial.
- Avoid tanning beds
- Use sunscreen always and reapply after swimming, sweating and every 2 hours. (SPF 15 or higher)
- Protect the skin of infants. (Use clothing, including hats, and shade)
- Routinely examine your own skin and the skin of loved ones for spots
- Contact a health provider as soon as possible with abnormalities
Love your skin!
Relay for Life
Don’t miss the race for a cure Saturday, June 11th from 12 – 10 pm Madison Jr. High track. Come join us or dedicate a luminaria in a memory of a loved one who had or was affected by cancer.
While the American Cancer Society is making progress toward a world without cancer, only with your dedication and fundraising efforts can we finish the fight against the disease.
With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday.
Make sure your team members and donors understand how important their contributions are by sharing how their support is making a difference: