Skin cancer preventable but common, Canadian Cancer Society says

Alicia Farmer
May 8, 2018

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and people all around the world wore orange on Monday to raise awareness.

To prevent skin cancer, Dr. Sax recommends using sunscreen that has at least a 30 SPF.

About 10,000 people die from melanoma each year according to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Doctors have discovered around 20-percent of participants with skin abnormalities in the last four years. Early detection and treatment is vital to survival.

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Skin cancer on his ears and nose eventually spread until the disease was also found in his tail bone and lungs.

"This is why regular skin checks by a doctor are important and it is important for you to notice anything different about your skin, too", she said.

When it comes to prevention, Dr. Kulkarni says to try and stay out of the sun when it's strongest. These can either turn into cancers or be cancer when they start.

The key to beating melanoma and other aggressive skin cancers is to catch it early. They give you 4-15 times as much UV rays as the sun in the same amount of time. That's the most common melanoma. "You can do that and, as hard as it is, I feel it's kind of the last gift you can give them", she said, adding that she's lost many friends and her partner, Peter Ritcey, to cancer.

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