Salem Cancer Institute and Dermatology Clinic, PC dermatologists offer free skin cancer screenings on May 12

Prevention and early detection are the best way to keep your skin healthy. Salem Cancer Institute and Dermatology Clinic, PC have joined forces to provide free skin cancer screenings at Salem Free Clinics on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

If you do not have health insurance or are unable to afford important health screenings, you may qualify for this free skin screening by local dermatologists. You’ll also learn ways to prevent skin cancer and how to do monthly self-exams at home. Screenings are quick and painless.

The free screenings will take place by appointment only at Salem Free Clinics on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. For more information or to schedule your free skin cancer screening appointment, call Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321. Salem Free Clinics is located at 1300 Broadway St. NE, Suite 104 in Salem, Oregon.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed.  According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States.  That is more than all other cancers combined. Skin exams by a doctor or checking your own skin regularly can help detect skin cancer early when it is easier to treat.

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