The first Monday in May is also know as Melanoma Monday.
This year, more than 10,000 Americans will die from this one kind of skin cancer.
And while it may not feel like it, the summer sun will be here soon.
It is imperative that you know the signs of skin cancer, and how to protect yourself and your family.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, a physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a melanoma survivor, put the issue in focus.
Watch the video above for more.