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Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

Posted by Sharon Rosenberg on May 24, 2017 6:43:42 PM

Did you know? Skin cancer, including melanoma, is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and is also prevalent worldwide. That’s the word from health officials, who want you to know that May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, a month-long observation sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology.

“The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the chief cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also contribute to wrinkles, blotches and spots on your skin.

Reduce Your Risk

Take simple steps today to protect your skin:

  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Put on sunscreen every 2 hours and after you swim or sweat.
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
  • Check your skin regularly for changes.The push to prevent and treat skin cancer and other forms of cancer is one of the top battles of the Life Sciences industry. In support of clinical support about cancer treatments, OmniComm Systems is proud to provide the electronic data capture (EDC) solutions that supports research.  -- Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Clinical Research

The push to prevent and treat skin cancer (and other forms of cancer) is one of the top goals of the Life Sciences industry. OmniComm Systems is proud to provide the electronic data capture (EDC) solutions that support cancer research and other healthcare initiatives. 

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