16 Jun

Viral Melanoma Video Raises Awareness


Orlando residents are sure that Florida is known as the “sunshine state”. Due to its hot, sunny weather year-shutterstock_306382847round, people travel from all across the globe. However, one thing that residents should be aware of is the potential dangers of melanoma.

A new video has been posted online titled “Dear 16-year-old Me,” and has caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of people in just a couple of days. The creator, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, was created in memory of an accountant who lost his battle with skin cancer in 2005. This video is meant to raise awareness of the risks of melanoma, and features melanoma survivors and family members of those who did not survive. They speak about their experiences with melanoma, and what can and should be done to protect people from skin cancer.

Patients in Orlando and other areas of Florida should be aware of the ways that melanoma can be prevented. Checking your skin frequently for signs of melanoma is critical. If you notice any moles that are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, are dark black in color or have more than one color in them, are larger than the size of a pencil eraser, or changing in size, shape, or color, make an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist right away. Sunscreen should be worn every day, as well.

Dr. Johnston offers skin cancer detection, diagnosis, treatments, and maintenance to help keep you and your skin as healthy as possible. If you are interested in seeing Dr. Johnston for any of these services, do not hesitate to contact Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates today.

You can check out the video mentioned in this article, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM

So, what do you think ?