Allina Health offers free skin cancer screenings

08 May, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Lillian Steele
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That's why on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of May, one Suncoast dermatologist offered cancer screenings absolutely free.

Here's some thoughts in a gallery.and I'll even toss in a couple of tunes to entertain you!

Whether it's a mid-afternoon walk, yard work or watching one of your kids' soccer or baseball game, we spend a lot of time in the sun, but not as much as our kids.

According to skincancer.org, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.

Sure, being fair skinned, having a history of sunburns -especially as a child, having a family history of melanoma, or hopping onto a tanning bed can all raise your risk, but most people who get melanoma have no risk factors.

The American Cancer Society predicts doctors will diagnose more than 90,000 cases of melanoma this year.

B is for border.

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"In early-stage skin cancer it's completely curable; you have a 100-percent cure rate", said Dr. Kulkarni.

D is for diameter.

Luckily, free screenings are available Monday in the Phoenix area.

E is for Evolving: The spot looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

It's statistics like this that show just how extremely important it is to be aware and try to prevent skin cancer from happening to you.

"We're not there yet", said Dr. Landon Johnson a Dermatologist with Moeller Dermatology.

She recommends reapplying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF every two hours.

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