Nearly 100,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2022 alone. However, melanoma is often curable if detected and treated in its early stages. Click below to learn more about how you can help yourself and others fight to find and prevent melonama.
The Bill Walter Melanoma Research Fund (BWMRF) has raised nearly $500,000 to assist with medical bills for melanoma patients since it began in 1998. Many of these recipients are from the front range of Colorado. The BWMRF has also awarded $200,000 in research for medical grants and clinical trials.
The rates of melanoma have been rising rapidly over the past few decades, but can vary by age.
Melanoma is the number one cancer of women under 35.
If not caught and treated early, melanoma is much more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Schedule yearly skin cancer screening and examine skin monthly for early detection.
Wear SPF 15 and higher on exposed skin and wear sunglasses and hats when possible.
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