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Dermatology Professionals to host free skin cancer screenings May 6

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Dermatology Professionals in Baxter will be hosting free American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme skin cancer screenings 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6.

"Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and everyone is at risk, even those with darker skin colors," said Dr. Paul Lundstrom. "While skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early, it can be deadly. That's why screenings like this one are so important.

"Unlike other cancers, skin cancer can be detected by a dermatologist during a visual exam of your skin. A skin cancer screening only takes a few minutes and it could save your life."

These appointments are strictly for skin cancer screening and the exams will be very quick. If treatment is required, an additional appointment will need to be scheduled for another day.

Gowns will not be provided, therefore, wearing loose clothing, shorts or a bathing suit is recommended.

Providing these services will be Dr. Kristina Britton, Nicole Manecke, physician assistant, and Becky White, dermatology certified nurse practitioner. Limited space is available.

SPOTme is the free skin cancer screening program of the American Academy of Dermatology. Since 1985, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 238,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 26,500 suspected melanomas.

To learn more about the SPOTme free skin cancer screening program visit www.spotme.org.

Call Dermatology Professionals at 218-454-7546 or 888-841-2897 to schedule an approximate screening time.

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