May 07, 2018
It’s called a growing epidemic in this country—skin cancer. And for good reason. According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, there are more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed and 2.2 million people treated in the U.S. annually and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. Lee's Summit Medical Center's Dr. Rachel Hailey, a board-certified family medicine physician, discusses common skin cancer myths and why it’s important to be checked by your physician on a regular basis.