Sunday, May 27

Golfers: May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

MEN OVER 50 ARE AT A HIGHER RISK for developing skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The above public service announcement (PSA) from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) uses golf course hazards to illustrate that the missed hazard of a spot on a person’s skin could be a killer.

More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, including golfers (both men and women) without appropriate protection from the sun. Lack of protection can be not using enough sunscreen and/or not wearing protective clothing. There’s good news, though. The AAD says skin cancer is easily preventable and has a high cure rate when detected early.

The above PSA and the AAD encourage men and women to check their skin for skin cancer. To find out how, visit

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