Going Shirtless? Melanoma Awareness

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. For the most part, it is pretty safe to say the majority of people know the importance of wearing sunscreen before and during sun exposure, right? Well, according to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, men—40 percent of men who took the time to fill out the survey that is—often skip this crucial step, especially when it comes to the back area.

The back area is the most common area for melanoma cancer to develop due to the inconvenience of not being able to apply the sunscreen to their backs themselves. Also, because of this, it is more difficult to check the back area for suspicious-looking moles.

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This story originally was published in BlackDoctor.org.