This Limited Edition Swimsuit Educates Wearers About Melanoma Detection
Source: Little Black Book, May 2023
Nobody wants to think about skin cancer; cancer sucks. The American Cancer Society estimates that ~97,610 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in 2023 (roughly 58k in men, 39k in women). Melanoma Canada estimates over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year. In 2022, the Canadian non-profit estimated 9,000 Canadians would be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and No Fixed Address launched its creation – the Self-Assessment Suit – in partnership with Melanoma Canada. The suit comes in either a one-piece bikini or swim trunks.
Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in young adults aged 15-29. Melanoma diagnoses are rising 3% year over year, and during the pandemic, there were 20-25% fewer biopsies increasing later-stage diagnoses. No Fixed Address’ Self-Assessment Suit takes the sensitive conversation out of the anxiety-inducing doctor’s office and meets folks in the world where they’re basking in the sun.