Quantcast

Preventing skin cancer on Melanoma Monday - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Preventing skin cancer on Melanoma Monday

Posted: Updated:
Panos Vasiloudes Panos Vasiloudes
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - It's Melanoma Monday and 8 On Your Side is keeping you safe from the sun.

Unlike other cancers, you can actually see Melanoma on the surface of the body. The good news is you can help prevent this deadly form of cancer with sunscreen, protective clothing, and regular exams.

"The incidents are significantly increasing. Therefore we should be extremely concerned and careful. The most important aspect is really regular preventative exams," said Board Certified Dermatologist Panos Vasiloudes.

Dr. Vasiloudes says about one case of Melanoma is diagnosed each day at the Academic Alliance in Dermatology in Tampa.

If caught early, Melanoma is highly treatable. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

As we get ready for the summer on Bay area beaches, remember prevention and early detection save lives.

Click here to test your knowledge on skin cancer.

FREE SCREENING
in Clearwater: Morton Plant Mease health experts encourage the community to attend the 18th annual Morton Plant Mease Melanoma Monday event for free skin cancer screenings on Monday, May 5, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morton Plant Hospital.

Copyright WFLA 2014. All rights reserved.

  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • 8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | July 26-27

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | July 26-27

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:10:36 GMT
    Check out 8 fun things to do this weekend!
    Check out 8 fun things to do this weekend!
  • VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:04 GMT
    Image from Marina Didone Facebook videoImage from Marina Didone Facebook video
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
  • Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:44:09 GMT
    Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.