National Sun Awareness Month (May 1 - 28, 2023)

Sun Awareness Month is here, and we have a lot planned for you, including sun safety messages with a focus on outdoor sport and recreation, a Sun Safety Q&A Instagram Live event, and an Instagram/TikTok Contest! Be sure to check back each week as we release new content and follow us on social media, where we will be releasing new content daily.

Five Step Self Skin Cancer Examination

Using a mirror in a well-lit room, check the front of your body – face, neck, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, thighs and lower legs.

Turn sideways, raise your arms and look carefully at the right and left sides of your body, including the underarm area.

With a hand-held mirror, check your upper back, neck and scalp. Next, examine your lower back, buttocks, backs of thighs and calves.

Examine your forearms, palms, back of the hands, fingernails and in between each finger.

Finally, check your feet – the tops, soles, toenails, toes and spaces in between.

Know the Signs of Melanoma and When to See a Dermatologist

In this video, dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hawkins talks about the signs of melanoma, when to see a dermatologist, and what to expect during a visit should skin cancer be identified.

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Questions about personal medical issues will not be answered. Please consult your doctor or dermatologist for medical advice.

Sun Safety Tips

Get Social

Follow the CDA on social media for daily sun awareness content and to participate in some exciting events we have planned!


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