News-Medical – Dr. Mark G. Lebwohl: "Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday: Mount Sinai Experts to Share Vital Skin Cancer Tips"

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it over the course of their lives.

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It's also one of the most preventable types of cancers. In recognition of May's Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday on May 5th, Mount Sinai Health System experts are arming the public with vital tips on prevention and offering free skin cancer screenings. "Fortunately, most skin cancers, even melanoma, can be cured and treated when detected early," said Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology and Chair of the Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Knowing your own skin is the key to discovering skin cancer early on. See a dermatologist for a skin check if you notice a spot, mole or lump on your body that is changing, growing or bleeding." Learn more