‘Malignant melanomas take the lives of more than 8,000 Americans a year, or about 13.5 percent of the people diagnosed with the disease, the Skin Cancer Foundation reports. Other forms of skin cancer are rarely fatal, although squamous-cell carcinoma can metastasize and result in death. But the situation isn’t bleak. If detected early, 99 percent of all skin cancers are curable.’
I AM SUN SMART! CONTEST: Here's a great real world learning assignment that incorporates technology! Challenge your MS or HS student to make their own public service ad videos or digital posters to educate their peers about the dangers of tanning and the risk of skin cancer. Prizes for students AND teachers!
Skin Cancer Ad - Yuck! That's one way to discourage folks from going out w/o sunscreen. Is this an effective ad? Yes. It LOOKS unusual and grabs your attention so you want to investigate further to find out what it's all about. Clever campaign!
It's Melanoma Monday! Help prevent Melanoma :) It's been shown that if you indoor tan under the age of 35, your risk of melanoma increases by 75%. Be aware of any moles you have and talk to your Dr. if you're concerned about any of them!!