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Free skin cancer screening is Oct. 5 in Flatwoods

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  • Written By: Erin Bounds

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 signs include:

  • 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.