In recognition of skin cancer awareness month, Sampson Regional Medical Center and Atlantic Dermatology will host a free community skin screening event on Saturday, May 18th, from 10 am to 2 pm.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer can form regardless of skin color and when detected in the early stages, skin cancer can be highly treatable.
During this community screening event, Dr. Jonathan Crane, Program Director for the hospital’s Dermatology Residency and dermatology residents Dr. Dahlia Saleh and Dr. Ashley Rice will perform full-body skin screenings to detect the formation of possible skin cancers or precancerous conditions.
Exposure to the sun or tanning beds, having a family history of skin cancer, or if you have itchy or irregularly shaped moles puts you at a greater risk of developing skin cancer. Individuals are encouraged to attend this free screening if they fall into any of these high-risk categories.
The screening event will be at 522 Beaman Street in the Sampson Regional Medical Park, located directly across from the hospital’s main entrance.
Appointments are not scheduled for this event, but screen slots are limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.