FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With summer quickly upon us, more people will be in the sun and spending more time outdoors. When people begin to venture outside more often, it is important to remember that skin cancers are a serious risk. And, in Arizona, that risk is heightened. In fact, Arizona has the second-highest incidence of skin cancers in the world.
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH), along with Northern Arizona Dermatology Center (NAZDC) have teamed up to offer free skin cancer screenings, education and skin cancer prevention to the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas.
On June 5, free skin cancer screenings are available to those unable to afford one otherwise. The screenings are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the CCNAH-Flagstaff Campus, 1200 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff Medical Center. Services provided during the clinic include a full-body skin cancer screening, skin cancer education and additional information on sun safety. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows. The last walk-in will be taken at noon.
Any follow-up appointments or procedures requested after the free screening will require a scheduled visit to a dermatologist of the patient's choosing.
On Monday, Jordan Miller, MD, NAZDC, presented a skin cancer awareness lecture in McGee Auditorium. Dr. Miller discussed what people should look for, how skin cancers are treated and prevented, and will then open the floor for questions. Light refreshments will be provided.
Early detection is the best protection against skin cancers. The majority of skin cancers can be successfully treated if caught and diagnosed early.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (928) 774-5074 or visit CCNAH.com.