Get checked on Melanoma Monday

- Sunshine is a big draw in Florida, but it can also be damaging to the skin. Monday, May 7 is Melanoma Monday, a day to raise awareness about skin cancer and the importance of protecting your skin.

Doctors recommend head-to-toe examinations. You also need to watch out for suspicious spots or moles.

Moffitt Cancer Center has a guide to the signs and symptoms:

The Moffitt Cancer Center Mole Patrol will be hosting screenings at MacDill Air Force Base's AirFest  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12.  

Morton Plant Mease will also offer free skin cancer screenings at the Mortona Plant Hospital Campus in Clearwater from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. To register,  call (727) 953-9013. For more information, visit their website.

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