Self-examination in a mirror or routine skin checks performed by a loved one just might save a life!

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of melanoma, the rarest and most deadly form of skin cancer.

Melanoma is almost completely curable if found early.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there is a five-year survival rate for those whose melanoma is detected and treated prior to spreading to lymph nodes at a rate of 98%.

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