GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn--May has been designated Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer rates are rising. Currently 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will get skin cancer. Melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, is currently the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29. Anyone, even dark skinned individuals, can get skin cancer.
Dr. Matt Larson from Dermatology Consultants suggests that everyone have an annual full body skin screening to look for suspicious moles or lesions that could be skin cancer. When caught early, skin cancer is very curable. Look for anything that's irregular in shape, changing in color or size, itching or bleeding. Self-exams can be very helpful as well. To prevent skin cancer, do not use tanning beds and apply a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF every two hours when in the sun.
Free skin cancer screenings will be offered Saturday, May 10th at Dermatology Consultants in St. Paul, Eagan and Woodbury from 8-noon.
Visit Dermatology Consultants or call 651-209-1616 to make an appointment for a free skin screening tomorrow May 10 from 8-12.
Other screening options may also be found by clicking on American Academy Of Dermatology.