National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month


According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 5 million cases are diagnosed each year. It's the most common but also the most preventable type of cancer. About 85-90% of cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet rays. Melanoma, the most serious form of the disease, can spread quickly to other areas of the body. The American Cancer Society predicts that new melanoma diagnoses will total 91,270 this year. Although the risk of developing melanoma increases with age, it's one of the most common cancers among young adults (especially women). Skin cancer is often detected early and is therefore highly-treatable. Doctors usually perform minor surgery to remove malignant moles or growths. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we're sharing information and resources to help affected individuals and their families advocate for themselves and educate others about a growing epidemic.  


You can get involved in the push to increase skin cancer awareness by learning all you can and sharing this information with your co-workers, friends, and family. This year, public education campaigns are aimed at spreading the message that it's never too early or too late to embrace a sun-safe lifestyle. If you've experienced the disease yourself, you can share your story on social media. Use the hashtag #MySkinCancerJourney so that others can be encouraged and inspired by your journey.  
  
Contrary to popular belief, many people continue working, despite a cancer diagnosis. Employment gives them a sense of normalcy and purpose during a time of difficulties and uncertainty.   If you have skin cancer, receive disability benefits, and would like to go back to work, contact NTI to learn about how we may be able to help. We place people with disabilities in work-from-home positions with various companies through our job-services, some of which are on the Fortune 500 list. We connect our clients to rewarding employment in customer service, quality control, and other areas.  Register today at bit.ly/RegisterSkinCancerAwareness. 

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