There is a useful, quite comprehensive, and consumer-friendly web site which contains practical information for early detection of melanoma, including photos of normal and abnormal moles. Check it out at http://www.skincheck.com/index.htm#Mole Photos
There is a page of predicted numbers of melanoma cases in the year 2000, according to each state. Somewhat surprising to me was that my home state of Pennsylvania is predicted to have 2,400 cases, the 4th largest number predicted ....after California 5,000, Florida 3,500, and Texas 3,400. Check out the predicted numbers in your own state and plan to include melanoma education in the health prevention program at your college in 2000 and beyond!
Here is list of the topics available by link on the Melanoma website at http://www.skincheck.com/index.htm#Site Content:
WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MELANOMA?
HOW DOES MELANOMA START AND WHO IS AT RISK?
PHOTOS OF NORMAL AND ATYPICAL MOLES
HOW TO CHECK YOUR SKIN FOR EARLY SIGNS OF MELANOMA
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELF FROM MELANOMA?
PREDICTED NEW MELANOMA CASES IN 2000 BY STATE
DAN'S STORY: IF ONLY HE HAD KNOWN
HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES
There is a special section for COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, featuring segments on
A section on Sources of Additional Information and Links to Related Sites includes the following:
You'll want to spend some time reading and exploring this helpful information. You may wish to print some of the information pages for your literature rack. The information is all "free use." The pages printed will feature the website address for students to use for personal reference.
Many thanks to Steven and Gail Fine (whose son Daniel died of melanoma at age 26) for putting together this wonderful educational web site, in honor of the memory of their son, as well as for the benefit of others through the prevention and early detection of melanoma.
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