The UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Pewaukee is now accepting reservations for free skin cancer screenings to be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 14.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and it is largely preventable. Skin cancer can be caught in its earliest form and may be cured.
Irmgard Sternig, 77, of New Berlin, was glad she asked a doctor about an unusual spot she noticed on her skin.
“I started seeing a ProHealth Care dermatologist in my 60s when I had a raised mole on my temple,” Sternig said. “I found out it was a basal cell carcinoma and was astonished. From then on, I have been really good about being examined and having spots removed as needed.”
Sternig was later diagnosed with melanoma and was successfully treated by Christopher Burnett, MD, a dermatologist with ProHealth Medical Group.
“People should not have a fear of learning about skin cancer,” she said.
If you have a suspicious mole or spot on your skin and you are not under the care of a dermatologist, consider taking advantage of the free skin cancer screenings. Note that these will not be total body screenings.
Registration is required as space is limited. Call 262-928-2745 to reserve a screening.
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