University of Minnesota Health dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 2, 2016, at University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics as part of Melanoma Monday, an event designed to raise awareness of skin cancer and encourage regular skin examinations.
Dermatologists will perform full body checks or simply check suspicious lesions, depending on your preference. Screenings will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis, with no appointment necessary. This service is only available at our Maple Grove location.
“Providing these screenings raises skin cancer awareness within the community,” said Dermatologist Maria Hordinsky, MD, chair of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Dermatology.
Skin cancers fall into three categories: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed, with more than 1 million new cases in the United States every year, while squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type with more than 400,000 new cases each year. Melanoma is less common, but is the deadliest form of skin cancer. If melanoma is not detected at an early stage, it can spread to other parts of the body and is potentially lethal.
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