Free Skin Cancer Screening – Saturday, May 10 – Trade your old baseball cap or visor for a new sun hat

Sun!If you love to be outside in this beautiful, sunny weather, please be aware that excess exposure to UV radiation can cause lasting damage which may lead to skin cancer.  Remember your sunblock, sunglasses, and hat!    Even when the weather is cool and cloudy, you need sun protection.

UVa Health System, Primary Care, Dermatology is offering a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 10, 8 am to 12 pm –  Register 434-270-0901

 It just might  save your life!

The Department of Dermatology and UVA Cancer Center are hosting a free skin cancer screening on May 10. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million skin cancer cases expected to be diagnosed this year. But when found early, skin cancer is almost always treatable.Volunteer physicians are expected to screen more than 250 patients.

Participants can bring in an old baseball cap or visor in exchange for a new full coverage sun hat while supplies last.

  • Who: Those at highest risk for skin cancer include people with: Fair complexions, Red or blonde hair, Blue or hazel eyes, A significant history of sun exposure
  • When: Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: UVA Medical Center Primary Care Center, 1221 Lee Street, Dermatology Clinic 3rd Floor, Charlottesville, VA.

Appointments are required. For more information or to register, please call 800.223.9173. Free parking is available for the screening in the 11th Street Garage.

via Free skin cancer screening event May 10 — UVA Health.

 

Ever wonder how much UV exposure you might be getting?  You can sign up fort a daily email alert from the EPA:

The UV Index Query for City: CHARLOTTESVILLE (Charlottesville City), VA

The UV Index forecast for Saturday, May 3, 2014 is: 8

Look for Ultraviolet (UV) Index descriptions on:
http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html

Exposure Index
Category Number Sun Protection Messages

VERY HIGH 8-10 Protection against sun damage is needed.
If you need to be outside during midday hours
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to
reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and
sunscreen are a must, and be sure you
seek shade.
Beachgoers should know that white sand
and other bright surfaces reflect UV
and can double UV exposure.