May is National Skin Cancer Awareness

By May 1, 2019Hospital News

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Keep your skin healthy through prevention and early detection. To find a physician, call us at Freestone Health Clinic 903-389-2181 and learn more from the American Cancer Society.  All May long, Skin Cancer Awareness Month encourages us to learn preventative skin care habits and seek screenings for early intervention.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it’s also one of the most preventable. Wearing sun protection either in the form of clothing or broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen and seeking shade when outdoors is the first line of defense. Knowing your moles is another line of defense and how to spot a change in your skin helps in early detection. Most skin cancers are highly treatable.