Free skin cancer screening scheduled

Published in Dermatology, Cancer Care, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

A limited number of free skin cancer screenings by board-certified dermatologists will be offered for people who have not been screened for skin cancer by a dermatologist in the past three years. These screenings will be on Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, at CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle. Interested participants must call 320-229-4924 for an appointment time. No walk-ins will be accepted.

This 21st annual CentraCare Clinic screening coincides with National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology and CentraCare Clinic.

The American Academy of Dermatology is coordinating this national effort to raise awareness of skin cancer.

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
  • Current estimates are that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds.

The Academy’s national detection and prevention program is being launched May 7, which has been designated “Melanoma Monday” to raise awareness of malignant melanoma and urge Americans to regularly examine their skin for signs of serious forms of skin cancer.

Skin self-examinations consist of periodically looking over your body for any changes in the size, color, shape or texture of a mole, the development of a new mole or any other unusual changes in the skin. Any of these signs should be reported to your doctor right away.

CentraCare Clinic offers a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Learn more now.