Dermatologists to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 2, 2017 – Dermatologists with Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center will offer free skin cancer
screenings on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30
p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Medical Plaza – Country Club, located at 4618
Country Club Road in Winston-Salem.
It’s estimated that around 76,000 people were newly
diagnosed with skin cancer last year in the United States.
Although skin cancer is the most common form
of cancer and 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 significant exposure
to sunlight or indoor tanning beds.
“Most skin cancers are curable if they are
detected early enough, and that’s why we encourage anyone who has these risk
factors to receive a yearly skin screen,” said Amy McMichael, M.D., chair of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist.
“At last year’s free screening event, we were able to check more than 250
people and identified 61 possible skin cancers.”
No appointment is necessary and parking is
Wake Forest Baptist is home to the region’s
leading dermatology department, treating patients from North Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia and beyond in our state-of-the-art clinic.5/2/2017http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2017/Dermatologists_to_Offer_Free_Skin_Cancer_Screening.htm
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