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UPMC Hosts Can Your Tan

For the second year, UPMC Health Plan hosts an informative panel and vendor fair to raise awareness about skin cancer.
February 13, 2014 - Dozens of people attended the second annual Can Your Tan event at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center.

Why? Well because according to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.

Each year in Erie, doctors tell us there are roughly 200 cases of melanoma -- the deadliest of all skin cancers.

Medical professionals took the stage this evening letting those in attendance know the signs of skin cancer.

Think of "ABCDEFG" when it comes to spots or moles:
  • A is for asymmetry,
  • B is for borders,
  • C is for color,
  • D is for diameter,
  • E is for evolution and elevation,
  • F is for "funny looking things,"
  • And G is for get things checked out.

Because of listening to friends, event speaker and cancer survivor Stacy Frantz went to the doctor to get a dark mole on her toe checked out last June and found out she had melanoma.

She says she loved the sun as a kid and throughout life, and that she wants to share her story so that others won't have to go through what she did.
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