Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Americans. In fact, about
20 percent of us will develop it at some point in our lives. Because skin
cancer usually results from lifestyle choices, nearly all cases are avoidable.
Those choices may have been made five, 10 or even 20 years ago, so it’s
important to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays now, avoid unnecessary
exposure to UV radiation and have regular skin cancer screenings.
Family physician Jane Strader, M.D. will be performing
free skin cancer screenings from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at King’s Daughters Medical
Specialties Flatwoods, 1109 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods.
The screening consists of an exam of the affected area(s) as identified
by the participant and recommendations for follow up. Skin cancer warning
- Asymmetrical (irregular) shape
- Uneven or irregular borders
- Unusual or multi color
- Size larger than a pea
- Continuing growth or recent change
Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC.