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The Other Orange and Black

Posted: October 6th, 2020

It’s Fall Y’all—the time of year when we see ghosts & goblins coming out of the dark. With orange and black Jack-O-lanterns sitting in store displays and, on every porch, it’s difficult to miss the tricks or treats of Halloween. The colors of orange and black are also the colors of Skin Cancer Awareness. With the weather becoming cooler along with warmer clothes, the hot days of summer and skin care seem long ago. Fall is also the time when skin care and sun protection should not be forgotten. No matter the season, the facts remain: 

  • More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other form of cancer.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some time in their life.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults 25-29 years old.
  • One person dies from melanoma every hour in the United States.

So, don’t be shy or scared. Whether you’re a mummy lurking in the dark, or a medieval princess, be sure to examine your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. If you have a bump that is bleeding and will not heal, or a mole with an irregular border and different shades of color, don’t be afraid of getting a skin check. And remember, Halloween is not the time to be frightened of skin care. Continue wearing your broad-spectrum UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen the entire year, and make an appointment today if you have any concerns regarding your skin.