May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and that will be the topic on Tuesday's AM Minnesota program. My guest will be Jay Zielske, account manager and agronomist with DuPont Pioneer. Zielske is a cancer survivor of stage IV metastatic melanoma. Stage IV metastatic melanoma is often called the deadliest skin cancer. The median survival rate for this deadly form of  skin cancer is 5-9 months. That was 2-1/2 years ago and Zielske is now cancer free.

Zielske asked if he could be on AM Minnesota on Tuesday to talk about his personal experience being a cancer survivor. In addition, he wanted to draw attention to preventing skin cancer and the importance of early diagnosis. People such as farmers, agronomists, construction workers or other professions that are outside in the sun are much more likely to get skin cancer. That is because it is ultraviolet light from the sun that causes skin cancer. I hope you can tune in Tuesday morning at 9:30.

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