This email discusses skin cancer – so if this is a sensitive topic for you, you can stop scrolling at any time.
I hope you’ll read to the end, though, because the resources I’m about to share could save your life.
Over the years, you’ve probably had a few sunburns,
But do you know the exact number?
Whether you realize it or not, that number can change the course of your life.
If you read the content warning, you probably guessed it has something to do with your risk of developing skin cancer.
It may seem like no one is talking about it, but it’s actually the most common cancer in America.
In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70.
One out of every five
My jaw dropped when I read that statistic.
Now, think back to my question at the beginning of this :
How many sunburns do you think you’ve had in your lifetime?
Was it less than 5?
You may want to take a deep breath before reading this next part:
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, your risk for melanoma doubles if you’ve had more than 5 sunburns.
Thankfully, skin cancer has a 99% survival rate —but only when detected early.
That’s why I’m writing to you today.
During Skin Cancer Awareness month I learned so much and wanted to talk to you about “The Big See.”
The Big See is a campaign put together by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Their goal is simple: to bring more awareness to this devastating disease — and help you detect it before it’s too late.
Here’s what you need to do:
Set a reminder in your phone to do a self-exam at the beginning of every month.
Take the time to get to know your skin.
If you notice anything NEW, CHANGING, or UNUSUAL, reach out to a dermatologist.
The best path to beautiful, healthy skin is to have a daily sun protection routine