Appointments still available for the Free Skin Cancer Screening at the Covenant Cancer Care Center

An estimated 76,100 men and women in the United States are newly diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer this year (American Cancer Society, 2014 facts and figures).

Skin type is one of the major factors in a person’s risk for skin cancer. Certain types of skin are at greater risk for developing sun damage and skin cancer.

TYPE I: Burns and never tans in the sun.

TYPE II: Almost always burns and rarely tans.

TYPE III: Sometimes burns and sometimes tans.

TYPE IV: Tends to tan easily and less likely to burn.

TYPE V: Tans easily and rarely burns.

TYPE VI: Although skin does not burn, dark skinned people are still at risk for skin cancer.

Everyone should check their skin regularly for suspicious moles and growths. Those with skin types I-III should have an annual skin check up with a professional.

To assist people access an annual skin check, the Covenant Cancer Care Center is hosting a free skin cancer screening Thursday, May 3, 2018. From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Covenant Cancer Care Center (5400 Mackinaw Rd, Saginaw, MI). Medical professionals will be performing free skin screenings.

For those who are uninsured or insurance does not cover their skin screenings, register by calling 989.583.6278, option 1. Space is limited.

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