Please join Dr. Piatt in supporting the Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Piatt personally designed the Melanoma Detection Bracelet to create an on-going fund raiser for the Skin Cancer Foundation. Profits from the sale of Melanoma Detection Bracelets are donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
The key to beating deadly skin cancer is education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. This is where the Melanoma Detection Bracelet can help. The bracelet was inspired by the ABCDE's of early melanoma detection. It contains high quality Swarovski crystal beads of tan, brown, black, white, red, and blue which are the colors found in melanomas. Variations in color is one of the five warning signs of melanoma. The crystals are 6 mm in diameter, roughly the size of a pencil eraser. Melanomas are usually 6 mm or greater in size.
The ABCDE's of early melanoma detection: Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolving. Asymetry is where one half of the pigmented lesion is unlike the other half. Check the Border of moles and pigmented lesions. Skin cancers usually have irregular, scalloped or poorly defined borders. Use the individual crystals of the Melanoma Detection Bracelet to check for Color. Melanomas are usually varied in color from one area to another and have shades of color ranging from tans, browns, black, sometimes white, red or even blue. The Diameter of the crystals on the Melanoma Detection Bracelet are 6 mm which is generally the size of melanomas when first diagnosed. Use the Melanoma Detection Bracelet to check the diameter of suspected skins lesions. Evolving describes how moles and skin lesions change in size, shape or color. Establish a "baseline" and compare pigmented lesions over time for evolving size, shape, and color.
It's all about early detection. Remember the ABCDE's of early melanoma detection. Use the Melanoma Detection Bracelet as an assist to check moles and pigmented lesions for Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolving size, shape or color. Plus, the bracelet just looks great.
Choose either the claw clasp (pictured above) or the magnetic clasp.
The Melanoma Detection Bracelet comes in an attractive package that includes:
The Bracelet made of beautiful Swarovski crystal beads
A bookmark that explains the ABCDE's of melanoma detection (see below)
The ABCDE's of melanoma wallet card
The profits from the sale of the Melanoma Detection Bracelet go to the Skin Cancer Foundation. See SkinCancer.org. The Skin Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that Dr. Piatt has endorsed for many years.
Informative links about melanoma and skin cancers:
Google images of melanomas - not pretty
Included with the bracelet is a bookmark from the American Academy of Dermatology. The bookmark explains how to perform a self examination for skin cancer and the ABCDE's of Melanoma; Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolving.