Please join Plastic Surgery Practice and the American Academy of Dermatology in painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness on Monday, May 5 – Melanoma Monday®.SPOT-logo-transparent

It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Numbers like that make a world without skin cancer seem to be an impossible goal. But it is in our reach. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early. The 5-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98%. Yet, sadly, one American dies from melanoma almost every hour.

Help us spread the word and encourage others to prevent and detect skin cancer.

Here’s how you can participate in SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday® (Monday, May 5):

  • Wear orange, and encourage others to join you.
  • Share a picture of you and your family, friends, or co-workers wearing orange for skin cancer.
  • On social media, use #SPOTorange
  • Upload a photo to for a chance to be featured on the American Academy of Dermatology’s website, social media, or other materials.

If you’d like to promote SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday® to your patients and colleagues, visit for resources. The site also offers a downloadable body mole map for tracking changes in your skin, a search tool to find free skin cancer screenings in your area, and SPOT products.