Funky Spot Exam

That “healthy tan” you’ve been trying to maintain over the winter months in a tanning bed and will be the focus of many hours in the warmer months to come might be the start of skin cancer. A weird looking freckle, mole or some other funky looking spot are indicators to pay attention to.—-

“One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer, making it the most common skin cancer in the United States,” according to the American Cancer Society. “Yet, when it is found early, it’s 95 percent curable. In an effort to combat skin cancer, The Cincinnati Dermatological Society is partnering with the American Cancer Society and participating dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky residents.”

May 4 – 9 is the week of the screenings, but appointments can be made April 29 – May 8.

To find a dermatologist offering the free screenings, visit www.cancer.org/cincinnatiskinscreenings and then call the individual office to schedule an appointment.

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