May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time where Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque like to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer.  To help with the early detection of skin cancer, we recommend at least a yearly skin cancer screening.  We also recommend daily use of an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, protective clothing, a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck, sunglasses, and avoidance of indoor tanning.