5 Skin Disorders that Designate June as their Awareness Month

People who have a skin disorder suffer all year. June is when many of the related organizations devote time to educating the public and discuss ways to fight them. Here are five disorders that hold various activities in June:

Acne Awareness

All month is National Acne Awareness Month. Often dismissed as a condition of adolescence, acne is much more than that. It is a medical condition that most often can be addressed with the correct treatments and medications. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S, affecting 40–50 million Americans at any one time.

Cancer Survivors

On Sunday, June 7th, tens of thousands of people across the globe will gather in their local communities to celebrate the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day. This is a time-honored Celebration of Life that gives everyone who is living with a history of cancer an opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship, with the aim of promoting more resources, research, and legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Albinism

Sunday, June 13th is International Albinism Awareness Day. This inherited genetic condition reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. It occurs in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world.

Vitiligo

Thursday, June 25th is World Vitiligo Day, a global event held annually. This day brings this disease into the public. It occurs in 1-2% of the population worldwide and is a loss of color creating a variety of patterns on the skin from loss of pigment.

Scleroderma

Monday, June 29th is World Scleroderma Day. This is a rare, chronic, autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Skin and internal organs can be damaged by this illness. It is life threatening and currently there is no cure. However, treatments are available.

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