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40 Force: Summer Skin Care

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — More than three million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.

In fact, the National Cancer Institute explains that it’s the most common form of cancer in the country.

Before you head out into the summer sun – whether it be to the beach or a pool, or taking in a cookout – there are some things you can do to help prevent getting melanoma.

Monday, the 40 Force had a panel of experts take your calls and answer your questions about skin cancer.

Thank you to our experts for joining us tonight:

  • Tania Chrzanowski, Skin Cancer Survivor
    Owner, Mist
  • Meghan Rothschild, Skin Cancer Survivor
    Surviving Skin
    Melanoma Foundation of New England
  • Dr. Richard Arenas, Chief of Surgical Oncology
    Baystate Medical Center
  • Dr. John McCann, Oncologist
    Baystate Medical Center

HELPFUL LINKS:
What is Melanoma?
Melanoma Causes and Risks
Melanoma Warning Signs and Images
Melanoma Treatment

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