State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 492, which designates May as “Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.”

“It is our goal to provide another tool to the institutions that have dedicated themselves to the fight against skin cancer,” said Representative Gonzales. “If we successfully raise awareness of melanoma as a condition, we have made a significant stride towards preventing future cases of this disease, especially in young Ohioans.”

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but if detected and treated early, it is the most curable form of cancer. Of the three main types of skin cancer, melanoma is the most dangerous because it can spread to other parts of the body.

House Bill 492 passed the House and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.


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