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World Cancer Day: #WeCanICan and We’re Offering $10 Off to Help

Every February 4, the world unites to fight against cancer. Not familiar with World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The goal is to get as many people as possible around the globe talking about cancer on February 4. Why? Because 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, and of those, four million people die prematurely (aged 20 to 69 years).

For the DermatologistOnCall team, this message hits home. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. An even more shocking figure is that on average, one American dies from melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) every hour. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, yet it’s the most preventable.

Therefore, DermatologistOnCall is joining the talking hand campaign for World Cancer Day 2016, and we’re asking you to join the global effort to spread the message, “We can. I can.” Together, we can take action to help prevent and fight skin cancer. Also, we’re offering $10 off of spot-check online visits with a board-certified dermatologist on our network now through February 14 – click here to learn more.

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#WeCanICan… and Here are 4 Ways to Help Us Do It…

  1. Exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet light is a risk factor for all types of skin cancer. We can stop indoor tanning. Avoiding artificial ultraviolet light alone could prevent more than 3 million cases of skin cancer every year.
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  2. Experiencing five or more blistering sunburns between ages 15 and 20 increases one’s melanoma risk by 80 percent and non-melanoma skin cancer risk by 68 percent. We can wear sunscreen every day and prevent sunburns. In 2010, research found that daily sunscreen use cut the incidence of melanoma in half.
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  3. Skin cancer warning signs include changes in size, shape or color of a mole or other skin lesion; the appearance of a new growth on the skin; or a sore that doesn’t heal. We can check skin for signs of skin cancer. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer, are highly curable if detected early and treated properly.
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  4. Unprotected sun exposure is even more dangerous for kids who have moles, freckles, very fair skin and light hair, or a history of skin cancer, and surprisingly, approximately 40-60% of our sun exposure occurs before age 20. We can teach kids sun safety. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
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Together, we can make a difference. We can prevent skin cancer. We can stop skin cancer. Join us in the fight against skin cancer and share your pledge on social media with #WeCanICan.

In honor of World Cancer Day – and to spread this love through Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special coupon to save $10 on a suspicious mole check through an online dermatologist visit. That means only $49 for skin peace of mind! Simply visit DermatolgistOnCall.com and create a free account. You’ll be asked a few questions about your medical history and can upload photos of your mole. Once submitted, our board-certified dermatologists will provide a diagnosis within 24 hours on average.

Checking your suspicious moles couldn’t be any easier, faster or safer. Submit your photos at DermatologistOnCall.com today and use the code*: WECANICAN

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*Offer details and conditions: The promo code cannot be applied to any other promotion and cannot be used with insurance. The promo code does not apply to insurance co-pays/deductibles, prescriptions, in-office appointments/procedures or future online visits. The promo code is only valid for spot-check visits created on February 4, 2016 through February 14, 2016. An online dermatologist on our network will evaluate your information and respond typically within 24 hours, but it may take up to 3 business days to receive your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Our online dermatologists are available to patients online in the following 31 states: CA, CO, DC, DE, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV. Pregnant women, women trying to become pregnant and nursing mothers are not eligible for online dermatology services.

DermatologistOnCall and its company Iagnosis, Inc. are supporters of World Cancer Day, but are not affiliated or endorsed by the Union for International Cancer Control.

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