HRMG Hosts Skin Cancer Screenings
This came from Hannibal Regional Hospital:
In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the James E. Cary Cancer Center will be offering free skin cancer screenings on the Hannibal Medical Campus during May.
Screenings are available on May 1, from 6 - 8 pm at Riverside Dermatology; May 7, from 6 - 8 pm at Hannibal Regional Medical Group’s Express Care; and May 9, from 9:30 - 11:30 am at Hannibal Regional Medical Group, 3rd Floor.
There is no charge for these screenings but registration is required. In order to make an appointment for your screening, please call 573-406-1642. Space is limited.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Care providers at the James E. Cary Cancer Center urges individuals with risk factors to get screened for skin cancer.
Risk factors for skin cancer include a lighter natural skin color; skin that burns, reddens or freckles easily; a family history of skin cancer; exposure to the sun; a history of sunburns early in life; blue or green eyes; blond or red hair; or a large number of a certain type of moles.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following to protect against sun exposure: use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, containing both UVA and UVB protection; wear clothing to protect exposed skin; wear a hat with a wide rim; wear sunglasses that wrap around; and seek shade, especially during midday hours.
For more information call 573-406-1642.