The NC Dermatology Association, in partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology, remind us that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and an occasion to raise awareness of the most common cancer. It’s estimated that every day about 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer.

NC Medical Society members are reminded that the entire care community can help educate their patients that . . .

  • Many skin cancers could be prevented if people would protect their skin from the sun and stop using tanning beds.
  • People of all colors and ages get skin cancer.
  • When found early, skin cancer is highly treatable.
  • Because skin cancer begins on the skin, you can find it early by performing skin self-exams.
  • If you find a spot on your skin that’s growing, bleeding, or changing in any way, see the skin cancer expert, a board-certified dermatologist. This appointment could save your life.

Resources are available from the AAD on a variety of related subjects:

Spread the word – Prevent Skin Cancer!


In 2022, NCMS ran a series of skin care tips from our members called Melanoma Monday.  Here are those posts:

Melanoma Monday: Are your ready for summer?

Melanoma Monday: Survive the 4th with Beautiful Skin!

Melanoma Monday: Healthy Life, Healthy Skin

Melanoma Monday: Have Fun at the Lake and Keep Your Skin Safe

Melanoma Monday: Be Safe While You Enjoy A Day at the Beach!

Melanoma Monday: Fun on the Boat Skin Safety

Melanoma Monday: Fun at the Pool!

Melanoma Monday: Summer Skin Care for People Over 55

Melanoma Monday: Keeping Your Skin Clean in Summer!

Melanoma Monday: Fun in the Mountains!