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Monday, May 3, 2010

Healthy Peachy: Melanoma Monday

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Melanoma Monday®
In 1995, the Academy established the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness about this potentially fatal type of skin cancer and to encourage Americans to practice sun-safe behaviors and examine their skin for suspicious moles and lesions.

Academy National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program
Since its inception in 1985, the Academy’s National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program has screened more than 1.9 million people across the country and detected more than 188,000 suspicious lesions, including 21,500-plus suspected melanomas.

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations.  With a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.  For more information, contact the Academy at (888) 462-DERM or

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