May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. This month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of
prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, including basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In the U.S. (2009), 61,646 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the
skin, and 9,199 people died from it. The CDC leads national efforts to reduce skin cancer through education. When in the sun, seek shade,
cover up, get a hat, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
LifeScience Moment: President John F. Kennedy expanded the U.S. Space Program.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy in his historic message to a joint session of the Congress, declared, "...I believe this nation should commit
itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
The expansion of the U.S. Space Program has resulted in the development of a wide range of technology with enormous benefit to human and animal kind.
It's a Small World
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot."