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Today Is " Melanoma Monday"

Last updated on Monday, May 3, 2010

(UNDATED) - Hoosiers welcome the warmer weather and sunshine this time of year.

However, many people will not take precautions against the harmful ultraviolet rays and wear sunscreen.

Skin cancer is the number one cancer in America and yet it can be highly preventable.

Statistics reveal that melanoma, a form of the disease, takes the life of one American every hour.

Today is "Melanoma Monday,'" the kick-off of may Melanoma Awareness Month.

People are encouraged to examine their skin for skin cancer.

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