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Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic May 22 At Utah Valley Regional
More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year, and the incidence of melanoma has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years — which is why Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo is holding a free skin cancer screening clinic in May.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Center at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center,
1034 North 300 West
Appointments: Call 801.357.7575
“The free skin cancer screening clinic will help us prevent skin cancer,” says Warren Eyre, MD, a dermatologist in Orem. “One of the keys to successful treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers is early detection. If you feel like you have a spot that needs to be looked at, it’s very important that you get screened.”
The warning signs of skin cancer and melanoma, which is its most dangerous form, typically include a change in size, shape, or color of a mole, spot, or other skin growth, including changes in the elevation of a mole that used to be flat. Other symptoms include changes in the surface of a mole or surrounding skin (scaling, crusting, redness, swelling, etc.) and uncomfortable sensations including itching or burning.
The free skin cancer screening clinic is being sponsored in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology’s Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program during May, which is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
The purpose of the free skin cancer screening is to increase understanding of the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection, and most importantly, to save lives by finding melanomas in their earliest, most treatable stage.