By contactus
May 07, 2012
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the first Monday in May is Melanoma Monday, which is a day dedicated to melanoma skin cancer detection.  As the summer quickly approaches, May is a great month to be sure that your skin has been checked out before the summer fun begins.  Having your skin examined completely, from head to toe, once yearly is a great habit to be sure that nothing suspicious is present on your skin.  And if a suspicious lesion is present on your skin, then you should want it evaluated.

Why is May a better month for a complete skin examination than later in the summer?  If you need a biopsy, you don’t want a healing biopsy site to interfere with summer activities such as traveling and swimming.  Also, moles that are biopsied within a month of significant sun exposure may show temporary abnormalities that are harder to interpret microscopically.  And, of course, with each summer, there is permanent sun damage that increases one's risk of skin cancer.  So, come in for a complete skin examination.  In the spirit of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday, we are offering FREE skin cancer screenings performed by our nurse practitioner.  Call for an appointment!