ASHLAND – May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70 and having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma. However, skin cancer can be treatable if caught early.
King’s Daughters is pleased to offer two free skin cancer screenings in May. Both screenings will take place onboard the KDMC Mobile Health Unit, located at Central Ave. and 25th St. in Ashland.
Friday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m., with dermatologist Carol Cooper, M.D., and Vivian Hunt, APRN
Friday, May 21, beginning at 10 a.m., with dermatologist Carol Cooper, M.D., and Elisha Porter, APRN
The screening consists of an exam of the affected area(s) as identified by the participant. Recommendations for follow up, if necessary, will be provided. Spots that are irregularly shaped or have jagged borders; are uneven in color; are larger than a pea; or that have changed in the past few weeks or months should be examined.
Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling (606) 408-9304.