A must-watch video about melanoma

 A public health message

I found this wonderful video on YouTube. It’s by Doc Mike Evans, and he somehow manages to present everything you need to know about melanoma prevention and detection in only 8 minutes. Perfect!

Melanoma cases are on the rise

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer, and the numbers are increasing. Did you know:

  • From 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma increased by 800 percent among young women?
  • One person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes?
  • About 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun?
  • Tanning beds are considered as carcinogenic (cancer causing) as cigarettes and plutonium?

Please watch this video and share it with friends and family, especially teenagers who might be using tanning beds.

For more videos by Doc Mike Evans, you can visit his YouTube channel.

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A must-watch video about melanoma — 2 Comments

  1. That was terrific, and perfect timing. Today I attended a celebration of life for a 60 year old friend who died on Sunday from metastatic melanoma. Thanks for publicizing this, FN!

    • Hi Kadoo. Sorry about your friend. Thanks for commenting, and I’m glad you liked the video. Please pass it on!