Dermatologists to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening
Dermatologists with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
will offer free skin cancer screenings on Thursday, May 19. The event will run
from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Medical Plaza – Country Club, located at 4618
Country Club Road in Winston-Salem.
cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting more than 5 million
Americans every year.
skin cancer can affect anyone of any age, males and people over the age of 40
are at an increased risk. Other risk factors include smoking, having a family
history of skin cancer, a high mole count, fair skin and too much exposure to
sunlight or indoor tanning beds.
skin cancers are curable if they are detected early enough,” said Amy
McMichael, M.D., chair of dermatology at Wake Forest
Baptist. “This is why we encourage everyone who has these risk factors to
receive a yearly skin screen. Having your skin checked at this free event is a
great way to accomplish that.”
appointment is necessary and parking is free.
Forest Baptist is home to the region’s leading dermatology department, treating
patients from North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and beyond in our
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