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Why is Melanoma Striking So Many Young Men?

Melanoma? It’s a girl thing. Old guys get it. It only affects fair-skinned people. Right? Wrong. Dead wrong.

You’ve heard us say it before; If you have skin – you are at risk for melanoma – especially adolescents and young adults who have unique hormonal and lifestyle factors which come into play. The hard truth is this; if not found early – melanoma can kill you.


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Our Mission

Melanoma is the second most common cancer in adolescents and the most common cancer in young adults under 30. We created the Claire Marie Foundation because young people shouldn’t be fighting melanoma. They should be jumping over waves, dancing at concerts, playing with their team, studying, launching careers and seeing the world. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to stop this disease in young people. Our mission is to raise clarity and hope in the fight against adolescent and young adult melanoma through awareness, education and prevention which includes our Free Skin Screening Program. We are already making big waves — together, we can create a tidal wave.

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Why is Melanoma Striking So Many Young Men?

Melanoma? It’s a girl thing. Old guys get it.  It only affects fair-skinned people. Right?  Wrong. Dead wrong. You’ve heard us say it before; If you have skin - you are at risk for melanoma - especially adolescents and young adults who have unique hormonal and lifestyle factors which come into play. The hard truth is this; if not found early - melanoma can kill you. This Melanoma May, we turn the spotlight on the guys! New research is focused on the surge in the number of young men  between the ages of 15 and 39 who are dying from melanoma. Between...


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Game-changing stat: Outdoor athletes are at a higher risk for Melanoma

Sun exposure among young athletes is such a big deal that the super geniuses over at Stanford University created THE most comprehensive sun protection outreach and research program of any university in the nation: SUNSPORT. Know the risks and find smart, skin- and life-saving tips below.


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This is not a drill: Research shows higher skin cancer risk among U.S. military members

If you know someone who’s serving in the military, be sure to let them or their family know they should be taking extra steps to protect their skin from melanoma. Pilots are particularly susceptible to skin cancer, as are those who serve in desert climates.


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