Free Skin Cancer Screening – Saturday May 7

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UVA is offering a free skin cancer screening Saturday May 7, 8am-12pm.  Call 1-800-223-9173 to schedule an appointment.  See flyer for more details.

 Did you know…
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States
  • The most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
  • There are more skin cancers diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined
  • It’s estimated that at least 8500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer among adults age 25-29
  • Melanoma rates are rising faster in females age 15-29 than in males of the same age group
  • The incidence of skin cancer increases as people get older
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light, from the sun or tanning beds, is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer
  • Skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early