Free skin cancer screenings in Lincolnville Oct. 16

Oct 08, 2012

Lincolnville — Maine Dermatology, located at 2239 Atlantic Highway, will be hosting a free skin cancer screening for the public on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning devices is linked to the most preventable cause of skin cancers, including melanoma, which is considered the deadliest form of skin cancer. Aside from the protection measures such as regular use of sunscreen, seeking shade when outdoors and wearing sun protective clothing, regular skin checks are an integral component to preventing and detecting skin cancer. Early detection is vital to effectively treating all forms of skin cancer. Melanoma is often successfully treated if caught early.

A skin cancer screening exam is a visual, non-invasive exam that only takes a few minutes.

Skin cancer screenings begin at 9 a.m. and will be performed on a first-come, first-serve basis. No scheduled appointments are needed. This screening will be a skin cancer examination only and no biopsies, procedures or evaluation of other concerns will be addressed at this visit. Patients will have the opportunity to schedule a follow-up appointment, if desired, after the free skin cancer examination.

For more information about the skin cancer screening, call Maine Dermatology at 230-1007.

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