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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you for your interest in
Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May has been designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).  This is the month that the academy and its members seek to educate the public about skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

Screening

 Our office is hosting a free skin cancer screening on
May 1, 2010.
 

A screening is a very quick physical exam of suspicious lesions.  No treatment is provided and very little discussion is to be expected.  The screener will provide a written body map result report for you.  If you provide the name of your primary care physician, a report will also be sent to their office.  You determine the level of exam, from a spot on your forehead or hands to a full body examination.   The screening will be from 8:00 am - Noon.  Reservations are required and can be scheduled by calling 528-6653.  Please tell the reception staff that you wish to schedule for the screening.  Our website can provide a map or driving directions.


Skin Cancer Video
It is important to understand how to prevent and identify skin cancer.  We have provided useful links from the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation. 

Skin Cancer Brochures


 

UV Information

Sunscreens


Prevention for

     Men       Women      Parents


Did you know...

  •      Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.    Every year, more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed.
  •      Melanoma kills about 20 Americans every day (every 62 minutes)
  •      90% of pediatric Melanoma cases occur in girls age 10 - 19 years old.
  •  Nearly all skin cancers are 100% cureable if detected early and treatment is not delayed.

For other great resources, visit these websites:

 

American Academy of Dermatology

 

The Skin Cancer Foundation

 

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