Stormont Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

(WIBW) - Warmer weather has us itching to get outdoors!

But before you soak up the sun, remember to protect yourself. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for half of all cancers in the United States.

To lower your risk, health expers say avoid the sun between 10 am and 4 pm when rays are strongest; wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing like pants and a long-sleeved shirt; apply broad-spectrum sunscreen that's at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours, even on cloudy days; and see a dermatologist if you notice a change in the size, shape, color or appearance of a mole.

Stormont-Vail Health Care is offering free skin cancer screening from 8 am to noon on Saturday, April 20th. You do need an appointment. Just call HealthConnections at 785-354-5225 to schedule. Screenings will be held at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center.


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