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Look Who’s Talking About Early Detection!

By Victoria Kopec • October 12, 2022
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Celebrities and influencers join the skin cancer conversation

Three simple words – NEW, CHANGING, UNUSUAL – are the heart of The Big See®, a skin cancer education initiative that’s exciting and provides clear, easy guidance on the three things to look for on your skin and what to do next.

While skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer, it’s also highly curable if caught and treated early enough. Thanks to its memorable, shareable language, The Big See has inspired a bigger conversation that is saving and improving lives.

Celebrities Are Talking

“I am sharing this story with you so I can remind everyone to get checked and frequently. Please take this seriously and do regular self-exams as well as your annual checkups.”
– model and actress, Khloe Kardashian, October 2022

Jeff Rossen at Champions for Change Gala

“Just look for anything new, changing or unusual on your skin — or on your partner’s skin, like Danielle did with me. If it doesn’t seem right to you, it probably isn’t, so don’t make excuses. Get it checked out.”
news correspondent Jeff Rossen, September 2020

Ariana Madix“One in five people will get skin cancer in their lifetime. And it can be preventable in so many cases, if you take precautionary steps.”
– actress Michelle Monaghan, September 2020

Ariana Madix“Skin cancer can be so fast and aggressive. I was lucky and mine wasn’t moving very quickly, but I don’t want any of my friends or family to be in a position where they don’t get checked and then it’s too late.”
– actress Ariana Madix, March 2020

“”A couple of notes… please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen.” – actor Hugh Jackman, August 2021

Influencers Are Talking

  • Alison Kay Bowles instagram
    Alison Kay Bowles
  • Shayna Stevens instagram
    Shayna Stevens
  • Holly Parker instagram
    Holly Parker

Dermatologists Are Talking

“Skin cancers can have an incredibly varied appearance, and it’s important to check your skin often and take note of any changes. The bottom line is if you see anything new, changing or unusual, get it checked by a dermatologist as soon as possible.”
– Saya Obayan, MD [New York Post, February 2020]

“That’s why it’s so important to see a dermatologist once a year for a professional skin exam, and to check your skin once a month, head-to-toe, so you’re aware of any new or changing moles.”
– Elizabeth Goldberg, MD [, August 2020]

“Skin cancer that is not caught or treated early can spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat, leading to disfigurement and, potentially, death. If you notice anything unusual, changing or simply don’t like it, get it checked by a dermatologist immediately.”
– Jeffrey Brackeen, MD [Houston Chronicle, April 2019]

Join The Big See conversation and help save lives

– Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
– Download and share #TheBigSee toolkit
– Use the hashtag #TheBigSee and tag us @TheSkinCancerFoundation on Facebook and @SkinCancerOrg on Instagram and Twitter

Featured in The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 2020

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