Portland Dermatology Clinic to the event. Save yourself a trip to the dermatologist, then stay and walk for a good cause.
A few reasons why you need a skin check:
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29.
- The survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 99 percent. The survival rate falls to 15 percent for those with advanced disease.
- The number of women under age 40 diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma has more than doubled in the last 30 years; the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma among women under age 40 has increased almost 700 percent.
- If you've used a tanning bed, you're 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who haven't.