Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention: What To Know In Southwest Florida, the sun’s always in our eyes. Poor us. We get 271 sunny days, on average, every year. The U.S. average is 205 days. Before gloating to friends in the northern states, though, also know that Florida ranks number two in the United States when it comes to the total number of melanoma cases. That’s why it's important to get screened every year for skin cancer, says Dr. Manoel Moraes, a board-certified Oncologist with Lee Physician Group. In recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Moraes answers our questions about skin cancer prevention and how to stay protected during summer, when the risk of skin cancer rises dramatically.