Statistics tell us that melanoma caught early is highly curable. When it has progressed and spread to other organs, however, survival rates decrease dramatically. You yourself are your best early detector.
THE ABCDE'S OF MELANOMA
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SKIN EXAM: download our brochure
Want to organize a free screening in your area? AAD can help: Find resources
TRAIN YOURSELF TO BE AWARE
Oregon Health and Science University's War on Melanoma website provides a number of early detection information and resources, including a Melanoma Early Detection e-module.
TRACK YOUR MOLES AND HELP RESEARCH Have any worrisome moles? Keep tabs on them with Mole Mapper. Download the free Mole Mapper app to your iPhone or iPad. Mole Mapper allows you to photograph, measure, and track your moles over time so that you can easily become aware of any changes. Keep your data private or share it with researchers and help create a database that could make Mole Mapper a screening and diagnostic tool.
BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS: get trained to help detect skin cancer
IMPACT Melanoma offers a free online training and certification program for beauty industry professionals: The Skinny On Skin