May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
The 9/11 Community Must be Diligent About Screening
Skin cancer is the most common cancer afflicting the 9/11 community. But getting a skin check isn’t part of your WTC medical. Therefore, it’s up to you to be proactive about getting an annual skin exam by a physician. While many medical appointments are on hold during the Covid-19 outbreak, you should schedule an appointment now, so that you can be seen once in-person exams resume.
You should know that skin cancer is covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Awards range from $90,000 for squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, to $250,000 for melanoma. If you have any questions about this, please call us.
Like so many things, getting a skin screening is easy to put off. Don’t make that mistake. Early detection can save your life.